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(jH^fit^ Baldwin Bulleiin 



ALUMNAE NEWS LETTER 




^iM*'-*^'- 



The Bxjrd Mill 

by 

Elizabeth Nottingham Day 



Staunton, Virginia 



May 1956 



A Message from Your Fund Chairman 




Katherine Dyer Dudley and her children, Kay, 9 years old, and Alex, 5. 



If someoue asked you about the Alumnae Fund, what would you answer? 
Do you know when it was started, why, or how it "operates"? 

Those of you who were alumnae prior to 1946 will remember that the 
Alumnae Association had annual dues of $1.00. This system was used by most 
alumnae organizations. Some of the organizations found it necessary to increase 
their annual dues, sometimes to as much as $5.00. At Mary Baldwin, instead 
of increasing the dues, it was decided to establish an Alumnae Fund to which 
each alumna may contribute whatever amount she feels she can afford or desires 
to give. This fund, then, is the oificial channel through which alumnae can make 
financial contributions to the well-being of their alma mater. 

The Fund runs from July 1 through June .30, and during the year's time, 
mailings about the Fund are sent to alumnae. The first mailing goes out in the 
fall, usually the latter part of October, and is sent to all alumnae. The second 
is sent to alumnae who have not contributed, and often a final reminder is sent 
out about a month before the Fund closes. 

The needs are always great and our hopes are always high for more and 
more alumnae interest and participation. We feel that during its ten years of 
existence the Alumnae Fi^nd effort has proved successful. The response you 
have given has been gratifying and encouraging. As I complete my two years 
of work on the committee, I go out of office convinced of the vital importance 
of the Fund, and I urge you to practice the slogan "Give something every year !" 
If each of us will do this, we can push the Alumnae Fund to even greater 
success. 



Katherine Dyer Dudley, '36 
Chairman, Alumnae Fund Committee 



Jiafiy Bala win Bulletin 

ALUMNAE NEWS LETTER 



Most of you have known of 
tlie long iilness of Elizabeth 
Xottinjrhani Day, and you will 
be saddened, as the whole eol- 
lej^e community has been, by 
her death wliii'li oecuri-ed on 
April 2. 

This issue of the News Let- 
ter, using on the cover the pic- 
ture of one of her paintings and 
carrying the article about recent 
honors she received, was in the 
process of being printed prior 
to her death. It is presented to 
you now with the knowledge 
that it will have an even more 
signiticant and deeper meaning 
for you. 

The cover iiicture, entitled 
" The Byrd .Mill," wa,s de- 
scribed by Ulrich Troubetzkoy 
of the Richmond Times-Dispatch 
as a "lyrically appealing paint- 
ing of the old Byrd mill in 
Louisa." This old water mill, 
located near Louisa, northwest 
of Richmond, ^'irginia, oT I'.S. 
',V.\, still grinds out nine pounds 
of grist per minute. It was built 
about 1722 and one of its first 
customers was Patrick Henry 
who lived nearby. The painting 
has been exhibited at the Vir- 
ginia Museum of Fine Arts in 
Richmond and is used here wit' 
the ])ermission of tlu' Foi'd ^lo- 
tor Company. 



Editor 
II.wxAH Ca:\[Pbell, '42 



\'(ii,nME IV May, 1 !).")() Nitmber 5 

Contents 

A Mkssaoe i''Ki>iM ^'^|■n Find ('iiAnoiAx . Iiisidr h'roiit Cover 

Libekai, .\kts Eih'c'atiox Fnder Christian Influence . . 2 
One of the Outstanding New Talents in America ... 4 

WooDUdw Wilson Centennial 5 

The College — The P'acultv 6 

The Alumnae Association 8 

The Ali'mn.ve Fund 10 

Class Notes 11 

Alumnae Sons and Daughters 19, 2:5 

In Memoriam Inside Back Cover 

Commencement iSchedule Back Cover 

Member of the Avterican Alumni Council 



Issued monthly. Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Staunton, 
Virginia, under Act of Congress, August 24, 1912. 



Liberal Arts Education 
Under Christian Influence 



Honors Convocation vVddress 

Martha Dabney Jones 
Headmistress, Stuart Hall 



BOTH Stuart Hall and Mary Baldwin are dedi- 
cated to liberal arts education under Christian 
influence. The preparatory seliool and the college are 
successive stretches on the same pilgrimage route. 
Today we are gathered here to honor some of our 
fellow pilgrims for notable progress on our common 
pilgrimage, for notable advance toward our common 
goal. 

What is that goal ? What is the aim of a liberal arts 
education, and how is such education affected by being 
coupled with Christianity? 

As we all know, the word ' ' education ' ' means ' ' lead- 
ing out. ' ' What does a liberal arts education lead us 
out from'l What does it lead us towardi What, if 
anything, does it lead us intol 



The Cave of Shadows 

Plato in his famous allegory of the cave in the 
Eejmblic says that human beings are living, as it were, 
in a deep underground cave, chained so that they face 
the inner wall with their backs to the light, which 
comes from the entrance of the cave behind and above 
them. They cannot see the real things of life, but only 
their shadows projected against the wall of the cave. 
If they are loosed from their chains and turned 
around, they will at first find the light dazzling, and 
the unaccustomed real world will seem unreal. The 
truth will be hard for them to face, and some will 
prefer to turn back to the comfortable unreality of 
the shadows. Others, however, will make the steep 
climb to reach the sunlight. The climb to true knowl- 
edge is always difficult and long, but those who make 
it, those who attain the beatific vision, will never again 
be satisfied with the world of shadows. Education, 
says Plato, is a gradual conversion — that is, a turning 
around — from the shadows toward the light. 



Liberal Education Leads Out 

In the Cave of Shadows, people become easy dupes. 
Liberal education has as its goal leading us out of the 
Cave of Shadows and toward the light of Truth. 

Where truth is inimical to a given ideology, the pro- 
ponents of that ideology are inimical to liberal educa- 
tion. They do not want their people led out of the 



Cave. In Nazi Germany Hitler systematically crushed 
free inquiry in the great German universities. The 
Russian rulers of today in their streamlined educa- 
tional curricula carefully leave little room for the 
liberal and liberating disciplines. Otherwise, Russian 
technological experts might question the cause to 
which their skills are to be enslaved. Such dictator- 
ships prefer to keep the mass of their people in the 
Cave, where they can be duped by the misleading 
shadows of propaganda. I do not claim that a liberal 
arts education will make us immune to the highly 
specialized technique of "brain-washing," which God 
grant we may never experience. But I do believe that, 
if we let it make of vs what it can, it can keep us free 
in that world-wide battle for men's minds which is 
called the Cold War. 

Note that I said if. Mere enrollment in a liberal 
arts institution does not guard us from the enslaving 
effects of propaganda. Witness the recent disorders 
at the University of Alabama. Reports in the public 
press indicate that the instigators of the disorders 
over the presence of a Negro co-ed were not University 
students, but unidentified outsiders. Undoubtedly 
some University students were influenced by the pro- 
paganda of these trouble-makers and followed their 
lead. If all of you Mary Baldwin girls were, instead, 
University of Alabama co-eds, I believe that not one 
of the honors students would have been victimized into 
violence. I hope that no other student in this group 
would have been. Many of you, I trust, would have 
been among the student leaders who were doing what 
they could to restore order. Regardless of what intel- 
lectual and moral conclusions we reach individually 
as we rethink the questions and problems posed by the 
present racial situation in the South, those of us whose 
minds and critical faculties are undergoing liberal 
arts discipline need not become, like Milton's Satan, 
ourselves not free, but to ourselves enslaved. Rather 
we should be becoming ever stronger against — ever 
freer from — the enslaving passions that lead to in- 
justice, disorder, violence. 



Toward Richer Individual Lives 

Liberal education, then, would lead us out of the 
Cave of Shadows, would clarify for us the deceptive- 
ness of false propaganda, would free us from enslave- 
ment to unsound ideas and tyrannical emotions. 



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But what light would it lead us toward? \i\ Plato's 
allegory it would lead us toward the Idea of the Good, 
whii'h would illuminate for us the lutellectual World 
of Pure Ideas, Tiiose who reaehed the inteliei-tual 
heip'hts, wild aehieved some conception of Pure Ideas, 
would l)rc(iiii(' |)hil(]sii]ilicrs, lox'crs of wisdom. 

Doubtless, however, few of us do acliicv(> the intel- 
lectual heights on which Plato envisioned his philos- 
opher-kings. Perhaps even our honors students will 
fall short of this goal. Nevertheless, our liberal arts 
education is leading us tuward richer individual lives. 



Capacities of Individuals Vary 

As Presiileut Jacobs of Trinity College said recent- 
ly, liberal education is "interested in training the un- 
common man," develojiing his potentialities, hel|)ing 
him to attain what he ought to become. President 
Jacobs points out further that this liberal goal is the 
opposite of the Comnumist goal. Whereas Commu- 
nism seeks to reduce the uncommon man to the com- 
mon level as a slave of the state, to indoctrinate rather 
than to liberate, liberal education seeks to free the 
common man, to leatl him forth to the uncommon level 
of tile critical, the culturi'd, the evaluating man. 

Obviously the level will not be the same for all un- 
conunen men. Rather it is unique for every 'individ- 
ual. The ])oet Dante in his Paradiso does not picture 
all souls in Heaven as equally blessed. Yet each soul 
feels completely blessed, for it is blessed to its own 
capacity for ble.ssedne.5s. So education in a liberal 
arts college can enrich each student's life in accord- 
ance with that student's individual capacity. Now 
college is not Heaven. Much as we may enjoy it, it 
differs from Heaven in many ways. For our present 
purposes the pertinent difference is that college is not 
ultimate. It can, however, turn a student away from 
the shadows and toward the light. It can set his feet 
in the path of individual cultural development. It 
can [irepare him to follow that path throughout his 
life toward the richest apjjreciations of which he per- 
sonally is capalile. It invites him to set his sights on 
artistic, intellectual, and moral truth. The ultimate 
aim of a liberal arts education is truth. 



Christianity and Liberal Education 

Earlier in my talk I asked the question : How much 
is education aft'ected by being coupled with Chris- 
tianity .' Some ]iersons have thought that liberal edu- 
cation and Christianity are contrailictory concepts. 
Christianity is committed to Ciirist, and liberal edu- 
cation, they say, remains liberal only so long as it 
remains uncommitted, free to pursue the truth wher- 
ever it may lead. Such an arguiiieiit oxi-rlooks the 



fact that Christianity and liher-al ediicati<]ii are both 
committed to the tnitii. 

(Ji-anted. there ji;i\c I u times when orji'aiii/ed 

Cliristianity h.is stoiid squari'ly across the liberal path 
tiiAai-d truth. As Professor Harbison of Princeton 
has pointed out. lioman Catholicism made this nds- 
take with (ialileo; Prote itantism made it with Dai-win. 
ill more recent times we have had public burning of 
the Revised Standard Version of the Pilile by Chris- 
tian sects who maintain that the old-time translation 
is good enough for them. Dogma it was, not CUirist, 
standing across the path of truth. Tin' old-time reli- 
gion is not always good enough for me. It is being 
enlarged in the light of modern science, of P.ihlical 
scholarship, and of new sociological situations. In the 
well-known words of James Rus.sell Lowell: 

New occasions teach new duties; 
Time makes ancient good uncouth. 
We must upwar<l still, and onward. 
Who would keej) abreast of truth. 

As our liberal pursuit of truth has gradually over- 
come some of the roadblocks of hardened dogma, our 
spiritual horizons have broadened and we have caught 
a purer vision of Him who said, "I am the Truth.' 

So our liberal education leads us from slavery and 
tiiicard truth. Does it lead us Info anything? " Plato 
taught that his philo.sophcr-kings for the welfare and 
happiness of all cla.sses would have to go back into the 
cave to do their duty towards others. The duty would 
naturally be an unwelcome one, and the ])hilosophers 
would be reluctant to do it. In fact they would have 
to he sternly forced hack into the cave. 



Service to Others 

Here Christianity steps in, adds the Christian virtue 
of love, and makes of Plato's stern duty a state of 
blessedness. "It is more blessed to give' than to re- 
ceive." We are not poor in being forced to leave the 
light and go back into the cave. We would become 
poor if having experienced the light we rejected the 
rich opportunity of using it in the service of others. 
This year we celebrate in Staunton the centennial of 
a Christian philo.sopher, Woodrow Wilson, who once 
said to his students at Princeton: "You are here to 
enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you 
forget the errand. 

Students of Mary Haldwin, yours is a brimming 
opportunity in a liberal arts college under Christian 
influences. Those of you who are honors students, 
those of you who hope to become honors .students, and 
those of you who will never become honors students, 
may your college years lead you, each according to 
her individual capacities, out of the Cave of Shadows, 
ton-ards the light of Truth, and into richly rewarding 
service of Christ and of j'our fellowman. 



Alumx.u: Nkws Letter 



One of the Outstanding New Talents 
In America 



So i-eads the national recognition recently accorded 
Elizabeth Nottingham Day in the art publication 
"Art in America." It marked the third annual list- 
ing of new talent by the magazine, and Mrs. Day 
enjoyed the extra distinction of being the only Vir- 
ginia artist included. 

But wait — there are other recent honors that have 
come to Mary Baldwin's professors of art. In an 
exhibit which opened in Pebruaiy at the Virginia 
Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, ten of the twenty- 
five paintings exhibited are the work of Elizabeth 
Nottingham Day and Horace Day. The exhibit, en- 
titled "Virginia by Virginians," brought to the Mu- 
seum a group of twenty-five paintings which were 
reproduced in color in "Ford Times," and it is an 
interesting exhibit not only because of the paintings 
it includes but also because of the reason behind it. 

i\Iany of you reading this article will be familiar 
with "Ford Times," a Ford Motor Company publi- 
cation which is to be commended for its continviing 
stimulus to and patronage of American artists. Dur- 
ing the last several years, a collection of over four 
thousand contemporary American paintings have been 
assembled for reproduction in the Ford Motor Com- 
pany publications. The twenty-five paintings included 
in the ' ' Virginia by Virginians ' ' exhibit were selected, 
for the most part, from a group of paintings commis- 



sioned for a special Virginia issue of "Ford Times." 
Nearly all were painted by artists who live and work 
in the state and for whom the content of these paint- 
ings provides special meaning and inspiration. The 
subjects range from scenes illustrating Virginia's 
varying landscape, through views and portraits of her 
beautiful historic buildings, to the preview of a scene 
at Jamestown which will be a reality when Virginia 
observes in 1957 the .350th anniversary of the landing 
of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery. 

The Days ' contributions to the exhibit are : The 
Landing at Jamestown, The Grand French Battery 
(Yorktown) ; The Grave of Patrick Henry (Red Hill, 
near Brookneal) ; Stuart House, Staunton; Church 
Tower, Jamestown ; Yorktown Ferrj^ ; Courthouse 
Square, Gloucester; and Shenandoah, by Mr. Day; 
and Along the Tidewater, a picture of two boys climb- 
ing by the water's edge near Yorktown Beach, and 
The Byrd Mill by Mrs. Day. The Landing at James- 
town was used as the cover picture for the Ford 
Times, and The Byrd Mill is the cover picture for this 
issue of the News Letter. 

Mr. and Mrs. Day, together with other Virginia 
artists whose works were included in the exliibit, were 
honor guests of the Ford Motor Company at a dinner 
held at the Museum on opening night. 




This painting by Elizabeth Nottingham Day, a black, burnt 
sienna, and wash water color of a mountain stream, was 
purchased by the Fine Arts Club and is hung in the parlor 
formerly known as the Faculty Parlor but now called the 
Rhoads Parlor, having recently been decorated by the 
Miller and Rhoads Foundation of Richmond, Virginia. 



Alumnae News Letter 



Woodrow 

Wilson 

Centennial 




Father Ford 



Rabbi Ms 



seas, in universities arounil 

of 0)11- states tlie memory of" 

honoretl during this year of 

\'irf>iiiia, many events have 



Tn nations aeross the 
th(> work!, and in many 
Woodrow Wilson will be 
1956. In his native state 
taken place and many more are planned. In Staun- 
ton, the city of his birth, the week of April 22-29 was 
designated Festival Week and the various events 
planned were attended not only by Stanntonians but 
by many ovit-of-town and out-of-state visitors. As 
most of you know, located on the Mary Baldwin cam- 
pus is the original church building in which Woodrow 
Wilson's father was minist(>r and in which Woodrow 
Wilson was baptized, .so it was (larticnlarly tittini: 
that several of the events honoring Wilson should lie 
held at the College. 

The first of the events held in liii' King Auditorium 
on the campus was a Ti-i-Faith I'anel presented on 
Tuesday evening by the Church Peace I'nion of Xew 
York, an independent organization foiuided in 1914 
by Andrew Carnegie to promote the cause of world 
peace through the churches. The three speakers on 
this occasion, all of whom are exemplars of the Wood- 
row Wilson tradition of combining education and 
civic activities with their religious activities, were: 
Dr. Ralph Sockman, minister of Christ Church, New 
York City, for over thirty-five years and minister of 
the National Radio Pulpit, the oldest religious pro- 
gram on the air ; Rabbi Lewis L. ]Mann, Rabbi of 
Chicago Sinai Congregation since 
192:^, a leading figure in many move- 
ments in Chicago and the Aliddle 
West ; and Rev. George B. Ford, pas- 
tor of Corpus Christi Church in New 
York City, for sixteen years Coun- 
selor to Catholic students at Columbia 
Universit\', Vice-President of Free- 
dom House, and Vice-President of the 
Church Peace Cnion. These speakers 
developed the idea of world peace em- 
bodied nearly -lO years ago in Wil- 
son's concept of a League of Nations. 

On Thursday a Woodrow Wilson 
Institute was held, with morning and 
afternoon sessions. This program was 
planned by Virginius Dabney, Editor 



of the h'irliiiii/iKl 'I'iiiK s-Pisfxiicli. and the speakers 
taking ])art in the Institute were: Harold Willis 
Uodds, President of Princeton I'niversity; Thomas 
Jefferson Wertenbaker, Professor-emeritus of Ameri- 
can History at Princeton University; Sir Leslie Mun- 
ro, .\('\v Zealand Ambassador; Arthur Krock of the 
Xiif York Tillies; and Robert C. Clothier, President- 
emeritus of Rutgers Cniversity. In order that the stu- 
dents could take advantage of this outstanding pro- 
gram of sjie ikers, classes at the College were dismissed 
during the hours of the Institute. Other Virginia eol- 
lejes and universities were invited to participate in 
the institute, and an estimated 300 faculty and stu- 
dent i'c]>resentatives from all over the state attended. 
Music was the feature for the third event scheduled 
to take place on the college campus. On Saturday 
evening the Natioiuil Symphony Orchestra, conducted 
by Howai'd .Mitciicll, gave a .Music for Young America 
concei't. Following this, there was a College Choral 
Fcstixal sponsored by the Virginia Federation of 
.Music Clubs. A choral group made up of representa- 
tive-i from all senior colleges in Virginia and estimated 
at 450 voices joined with the orchestra and were 
directed by Mr. Mitchell in Bach's Magnificat. Cho.sen 
as the soprano and contralto soloists for tiiis perform- 
ance were Frances Wills of lUdtimore. ;\Id., and Jamie 
Jamerson of Orlando, Fla.. both mcmlicrs of the ;\Iai-y 
Baldwin (ilee Club. 



Sir Leslie Mun 



Dodds 



Mr. Krock 




Alumn.ve News Letter 



The 
College 



The 
Faculty 



Library Receives Gift of Books 

The library of Mary Baldwin College has received 
a valuable gift from the family of the late Annie 
Forrest Cobb Toms, '17, of Durham, N. C. The gift 
is Xorth American Wild Flowers by Mary Vaux Wal- 
eott, published in 1926 by Smithsonian Institute. The 
set include-; five volumes, each in two parts — the first 
is a description of the wild flowers written by the 
author and revised by competent botanists; the second 
"•onsists of 20 plates each illustrating a species. The 
plates are 31x14 inches. 

These volumes have an interesting history. All the 
plates are from original Avater-color paintings by the 
author who was the wife of the former Secretary of 
Smithsonian Institute, Dr. Charles D. AValcott. Mrs. 
Waleott had been making these paintings for years, 
and after her marriage she accompanied Dr. Waleott 
oii his annual paleontological collecting expeditions in 
the western states and western Canada. 

The estimated co.st of the edition of each volume 
was approximately $.50,000. Owing to the expen.se of 
printing such a fine work, composed almost entirely 
of colored plates, it was necessary to finance it by an 
Edition de Luxe, limited to 500 signed and numbered 
sets, at .$300 per set, which enabled the Institute to 
print from the same plates a Library Edition, which 
sold originally for $150. The copy which Mary Bald- 
win received is a Librarj' Edition. 

Cbarles H. Sargent in writing about this work said, 



"When the name of Audubon is mentioned one thinks 
of his collossal work. The Birds of North America; 
when the name of i\Iary Vaux Waleott is mentioned 
hereafter it will bring to mind North Anie7ican Wild 
Flowers. What Audubon did for ornithology, the 
most important work j^et i.s.sued by the Smithsonian 
Institute is doing for botany . . . The text which 
accompanies the plates, while absolutely correct from 
a scientitic point of view, is written by one whose 
interest in flowers is not merely scientific, but in a 
way sentimental. The severe limitations which Audu- 
bon imposed upon himself in his descriptions have not 
been felt by the more poetic Mrs. Waleott ..." 

In order that all Mary Baldwin students may enjoy 
this lovely gift, six frames have been purchased for 
displaying the prints and they have been hung in the 
browsing room of the library. The frames are made 
in .such a way that the prints can Ijc elianged fre- 
quently. Dr. Humphreys of our Biology Department 
will also use some of the prints in her botany classes. 

The Fannie B. Strauss Scholarship 

A scholarship fund has been established by Peggy 
Pollard Rea of the Class of 1946 and her husband, 
Michael Moorhead Rea, of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, 
to be known as the Fannie B. Strauss Scholarship. 
The income from the fund, invested with the endow- 
ment assets of the college, will be used for an award 
to a student in English or German. 



Alumnae New^s Letter 



Quarter Century Club 

Inducts 

Two New Members 



i\Iiss .Marguerite llillhuuse and Dr. 
Mary Swan Carroll were inducted into 
the exclusive "Quarter Century Club'" 
duriuct a special assembly jirofa'ain on 
March 21. Before the assembled student 
body and faculty, President ;\IcKenzic 
lauded tlie two for their twenty-five years 
of devoted service to Mary Baldwin. The 
brief ceremony was climaxed by the pre- 
sentation of engraved silver compacts to 
each of the new "Club" members. Presi- 
dent McKenzie concluded the lU'Ogram, as 
he did last year, by declaring the rest of 
the day a holiday. 

This marked the second successive year 
that faculty and staff mendiers have been liouored for 
service to the College. A similar program, at which 
six veterans were honored, was held last spring. 

First to congratulate the new Club members were 
the six charter members from last year: Miss Fannie 
B. Strauss, Dr. Clare J. Flansburgh, Dean Martha S. 
(Jrafton, Dr. Mildred E. Taylor, John B. Daftin, and 
James T. Spillman. 

Miss Hillhouse, originally from Greenville, S. C, 
has served Mary Baldwin as registrar since 1931. She 
came to Staunton shortly after receiving her B.A. 
degree from Converse College. 

Dr. Carroll, who also came to Mary Baldwin in 
1931, was born at ilorristown. Tenn. She has served 
as ])rofessor of history and political science and also 
acted as director of publicity for some years. Dr. 
Carroll received her B.A. degree at the University of 
Tennessee, her il.A. degree at the University of AVis- 
consin, and her Ph.D. at Duke I'niversity. In addi- 
tion she has studied international law at McGill Uni- 
versity under the auspices of the Carnegie Endow- 
ment Fund. 



The Annie Walker St. Clair 
Scholarship Fund 



A scholarship fnntl in memory of Annie Walker St. 
Clair, '81, ha.s been established by Mrs. Robert H. 
Moore (JIargaret St. Clair, "16), ilrs. Katheriue B. 
St. Clair, '17, and Miss Peggj- Moore, '52, daughters 
and granddaughter of Mrs. St. Clair. An initial sum 
has been pi-ovided to set up the scholarship and this 




Miss Hillhouse. President McKe 



sum will be added to each year by the donors. Income 
from tiie invested fund will be awarded to a student 
each vear. 



Five-Day Week To Be Continued 



The five-daj' week, which was undertaken as an ex- 
periment this year, has received an overwhelmingly 
favorable vote by the faculty and student body and 
will be continued next year. The full consequences of 
the decision will materialize in a rearrangement of the 
schedule but with the use of short and long periods 
being maintained. 

The issue was thoroughly discussed by the faculty 
at a meeting and every as[iect affected was considered. 
The faculty's general a]iproval came only after com- 
plete coverage of class attendance, extracurricular 
activities, and distribution and advantages of the long 
class periods. A survey of some 80 classes, made by 
Dr. H. L. Bridges, showed a small percentage of im- 
provement this year in class attendance over last 
year's six-day week. But it was also noted that the 
l^ercentage had decreased during the second semester. 

The faculty feels that the biggest problem is the 
arrangement of a better schedule for the benefit of 
those presently at a disadvantage. It is generally felt 
that the activities jn-ogram has suffered most from the 
trial sy.stem. Due to a concentrated allotment of time 
during the week for classes and little free time for 
extracurricular events, the faculty feels that some 
better pattern must be effected. Suggestions from 
faculty and students will be considered in rearrang- 
ing the new schedule. 



Alumnae News Letter 



The Alumnae Association 



New Alumnae Trustee 

Nancy C4illiam, '38, of Statesville, N. C, has been 
chosen an alumnae trustee to serve a four-year term 
on the Board of Trustees of the College. She was 
elected by the Trustees at their meeting in March 
upon the recommendation of the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Alumnae Board. 

After her graduation from ilary Baldwin, Nancy 
taught for several years in the high schools of Iredell 
County, N. C., and" then became a teacher at Fairfax 
Hall, a junior college located in Waynesboro, Va. She 
also served for a year as Alumnae Secretary here at 
Hilary Baldwin. Nancy left Mary Baldwin to^ return 
to her home and become associated with the Carolina 
Parlor Furniture Company of which she is now Sec- 
retary-Treasurer. 

Nancy's varied experience, coupled with the fact 
that she has been a member of the Alumnae Board, 
makes her well-qualified as an alumnae representative 
on the Board of Trustees of the College. She will 
serve with Julia Gooch Richmond, '34: (Mrs. Gale), 
of Staunton, Va., who was elected an alumnae trustee 
in Woi. 



Club Activities 

The New York Alumnae Club has become one of the 
eo-sponsors of the Barnard Forum. This forum is pre- 
sented as a public service by Barnard College in co- 
operation with metropolitan area alumnae groups. Jo 
Jackson Diekerson, '38, a past president of the New 
York Club, is Mary Baldwin's representative on the 
P^rum Committee.' As stated in the February issue 
of the Reporter, a Mary Baldwin table was planned 
for the luncheon at this year's Forum held at the 
Waldorf-Astoria on February 18, and President and 
Mrs. .McKenzie were among the Mary Baldwin repre- 
sentatives. The New York Club now has as its presi- 
dent Sally Smith Metzger, 'iS, who "took over" when 
Martha McMuUan Aasen, '51, moved from New York 
to San Francisco. 

One of the Richmond Cluli's fund-raising pro.iects 
for the vear was a puppet show which they sponsored 
in .^larch. Ann Lucan Hite, '48, was general chairman 
for the pro.iect, and she was assisted by 20 or more 
alumnae. Rod Young of the faculty of the University 
of Richmond was the puppeteer, and the show, "Hur- 
ray for the Circus," was presented at the Tuckahoe 
Elementary School. The pro.iect was a success not 
only from the point of alumnae cooperation but also 
from the financial point of view — their profit was 
$103.50 ! At a recent business meeting, the Richmond 



alumnae elected the following otficers for 1956-57 : 
Connie Small Cann, '46, president; Ellen Eskridgc 
Groseclose, '48, vice-president ; Betsy Bearer Sutton, 
'51, secretary; and Ann Lucas Hite, '48, treasurer. 
In November, too late for the news to be included 
in the fall magazine, the Charleston alumnae had a 
luncheon meeting and invited Mr. McKenzie to be 
with them and speak to the group. Arrangements for 
the meeting were taken care of by Ouida Caldwell 
Davis, '51, president of the group, and Bettj^ Grone- 
meyer Ast Wise, '39. 

Alumnae in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio were 
(|uite busy in March arranging meetings and enter- 
tainment for President and Mrs. McKenzie 's visit. 
It is impossible because of space to give a detailed 
account and to list the names of ever3'one who had a 
part in making and carrying out all the plans. Just 
a brief report will give an idea of the activities that 
were scheduled. In Dallas, Mr. ilcKenzie spoke at a 
luncheon meeting of the Mary Tapscott Paxton Club 
held at the home of Virginia Davis Hall, '44. That 
evening the alumnae honored Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie 
with a reception in the Great Hall of Hockaday 
School. In Houston, Jane Thompson Slocomb, '46, 
alumnae admissions counselor, acted as general chair- 
man, and one of the events planned in honor of the 
McKenzies was a morning eotfee at IMilford House. 
The visitors were guests of honor in San Antonio at 
a brunch given at the home of Annie Terrell Dittmar, 




Barbara Browne Mar+indale, '40, is shown a recent yearbook of the 

College by President and Mrs. McKenzie durinq their visit with 

Dallas alumnae. 



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Miiford House where the Houston alumnae gathered to 
ing. Minnie Lee Mahoney Ginther, '30, pours coffee to 
President and Mrs. McKenzie. 



'38, and at a dcssort party at the home of Patricia 
Dilwiirth, "o.i. Add to this schedule all the other 
thinjis that were planned for their pleasnre not only 
by the alumnae grouiis but also by individual alumnae 
and parents of current students, and you will under- 
stand why the JlcKenzie's i-etnrncd to .Mary Baldwin 
hapi)y — and exhausted I 

The spi'iiit; iiM'ctiii^- of the Staunton-Augusta 
County-Waynesboro Club was held in .March al flic 
Tate Xnrsery School, iliss -lulia Weill, director of 
the Xnrsery Scliool, was the speaker. Kit Kivlifiluni 
Carter, '-t-t, was elected president to succeed Page 
Moffett Kable, ^^H, and Jackie Ham Tarkington. '49, 
succeeds Sarah Frances Baylor, '52, as treasurer. The 
club will continue to spon.sor the Barter Plays, and it 
was decided to keep for its project the replacing of 
e(iuipnient in the Nursery School. 

The Veranda I'ariv Uoniii at .AInr .hall Fields was 
the setting foi' the luncheou meeting- of the Chicago 
Club in January. There were 14 alumnae pre cnt : 
Floy Friend F"'agan, "07, June Lee Hale, '•')(), Johanna 
\y est let/ Lucas, "50, Anne Armstroufj Piepenlirink, 
'4(5, Joyce MarkilUe Kilnatrick, '85, iMildred McKins- 
frti Smith, '2!), Fannie MeCUiin Wilson, '20, Elizabeth 
I'atie Wardle. '4<S, Cynthia Bdis Johnson, "4!), Helen 
Miiiteer Denslow. "4(1. P>ctt\' lUiimit Kauzor. "-^T. 



Kemp ./iimisoii Clarke, '55. Anna I'urker Pettry, ':H, 
and .Miriam liiichies Ilelmen, '47. President and Mrs. 
.M<d\enzie wei-e guests for this mi'cting. Another guest 
came all the wa.v fr,)m Alihvaukee for the meeting — 
Dr. Spelt, who was at one time professor of p.sychol- 
ogy at .Mary Baldwin. .Mr. .McKen/.ie talked to the 
group, and in writiu'..; ;il»i>ut the meeting, Miriam Ilei- 
mcii said, "lie (lid so ninch in iiiidcing onr group feel 
ii part of .M. 1!. ( •. 's alninnac program." 



Spring Elections 



For the elections this spring, the following candi- 
dates were submitted by the Nominating Committee: 

President— Bi'tty Laiikford Peek, (Mrs. Richard), 
■..0, Charlotte, N. C. 

Second Vice-President — Ouida ('(tldiidl Davis, 
(Mrs. James II.), '51, Charleston, \V. \'a. 

Four of the following will be elected to serve three- 
year terms on the Board of Dir<'ctors: 
Jean Atkinson, "51, Warwick, \'a. 
F^leanor Harwell, '55, Petersburg, Va. 
Peggy Pollarel Moorhead, '46, Sewickley, Penna. 
Mary Hiinibarner .Mustoe, '55, Covington. Xa. 
Anne Eurhi Pettus, '47. Keysville, \'a. 
Ethel Smeak, '5:^ Greenville, S. C. 
Betty (fronemei/rr A.st Wise. '39, Charleston, W. Va. 
Anne Woodward. ';{S. Staiuiton. Va. 

.Mcudjers of tlie .Nominating Committee were: Anne 
[>alhi Johnson, ':{7, chairman: Betty Xelsoii FVnwick. 
'4:5. P.etty Htifl'. "4!). Ruth I'rtrrs Sprotd, '4.1, (hven 
Ciioinr Wamsley. "55, and Hannah Cami>bell. '42, 
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Alumn.^e News Lettkk 



THE ALUMNAE FUND 



Through the 31st of March, 532 alumuae had contributed a total of $5,017.95 to the 1955-56 Alumnae 
Fund. Given below is a breakdown by classes, showing the number of contributors and the amount con- 
tributed. 



Class 

1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 
1896 
1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1906 
1907 
1908 
1909 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 



No. of 
iiiti-ibutoif 



Auioimt. 
7.00 
5.00 

30.00 
32.00 
25.00 
7.00 
20.00 
12.50 
28.00 
10.00 
16.00 

209.00 
2.00 
21.00 
10.00 
14.00 
37.00 
58.00 
87.00 
41.00 

539.00 
52.00 
53.00 
23.00 
54.00 
56.00 
25.00 
9.00 
26.00 
68.00 
22.00 
5.00 
23.00 
30.00 

109.00 
25.00 
14.50 
27.00 





No. of 


Class 


Contributors 


1926 


4 


1927 


9 


1928 


4 


1929 


7 


1930 


6 


1931 


7 


1932 


6 


1933 


4 


1934 


13 


1935 


12 


1936 


8 


1937 


11 


1938 


6 


1989 


17 


1940 


18 


1941 


16 


1942 


15 


1943 


15 


1944 


17 


1945 


17 


1946 


24 


1947 


16 


1948 


14 


1949 


14 


1950 


17 


1951 


24 


1952 


13 


1953 


10 


1954 


16 


1955 


9 


1956 


2 


1957 


4 


1958 


1 


Non -Alumnae 




& no class 


7 



Total 



532 



Amount 

20.00 

49.50 

18.00 

41.00 

39.00 

79.00 

57.00 

65.00 

183.50 

81.00 

115.00 

175.00 

45.00 

102.00 

225.50 

134.00 

238.50 

167.00 

121.00 

106.00 

196.50 

97.50 

66.00 

75.00 

158.50 

137.00 

90.00 

72.00 

81.00 

78.45 

6.00 

15.00 

2.00 



49.00 
65,017.95 



In addition to the money contributed to the Fund, a number of alumnae contribute to the College for 
other purposes such as scholarships, dormitory renovation, endowment, etc. To date during 1955-56, ten 
alumnae, representing the classes of '00, '16, '19, '38, '45, '46, and '52, have given $19,640.00. 



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Class Notes 



1888-1924 

Annie Boswonh Williams, '88. 
has a granddaughter, Leah Ann Williams, 
who is studying medicine and a grand- 
son, Charles Woodbridge, who is a soph- 
omore at the University of West Vir- 
ginia. In a recent letter Mrs. Williams 
said. "I will always be glad I was at the 
Seminary in Miss Baldwin's time. She 
was a lovely character. " 

From a Buffalo. N. Y.. paper, we 
learned that the son of MaTTIE Penn 
SCHOELLKOPF, 05, Paul A. Schoellkopf. 
is one of the heads of a new firm. Trans- 
continent Television Corporation, organ- 
ized to buy and operate television and 
radio stations on a national and inter- 
national basis. Mr. Schoellkopf is a vice- 
president of the Niagara Share Corpora- 
tion of Buffalo and a director of several 
companies. 

Louise Pciddie Donovan, '08. now 
has ten grandchildren. Her son and his 
wife, who have been living in Berlin, 
Germany, for the last four years, are 
the parents of the tenth grandchild, a lit- 
tle boy born last spring on Mrs. Dono- 
van's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Donovan 
flew to Germany to spend the Christmas 
holidays — ■ "A wonderful experience," 
writes Mrs. Donovan. 

MARIE Laurer GEARHART, '14, writes 
that her granddaughter, Judith Gearhart 
of Pompano Beach, Florida, is interested 
in attending Mary Baldwin. Mrs. Gear- 
hart said. "It's a wonderful school, and 
I loved every minute of my time spent 
at Mary Baldwin Seminary." 

Elizabeth Gn'mes Crume, '07, 

wrote such a nice note in response to the 
Fund mailing that we chose to quote it 
for others to read. "It is many years since 
I attended Mary Baldwin, but I am al- 
ways interested in her progress. The 
friends made and the principles learned 
during my time there have meant much 
to me. I strongly approve of a church- 
sponsored, independent, small, girls' col- 
lege and hope my granddaughter may at- 
tend when she is old enough." 

1925-1935 

Sincere sympathy to RUTH Thompson 
Kelly. '26. whose husband died in 
March. 

Anne Jones RiCHTER, '17. is Book 
Editor for the R. R. Bowker Company 
of New York. 

Evelyn Baker AREYS, '30. daughter 
Susan, was married on December 26 to 
George Frederick Fisher. 

Ruth See. '31, has been appointed 
as a missionary for one year to Formosa, 
replacing a missionary who will be on 
furlough. She will go out in the late 
summer or early fall of 1956. She will 



be in charge of Friendship Center, serv- 
ing Christian students of Taiwan Uni- 
versity at Taipei. 

Our sympathy is extended to ELIZA- 
BETH Young JENNINGS, '34. whose 
mother died in February. 

We arc glad to have "found " CECELIA 
Grot'e BURRUS. '34. Mrs. Burrus lives 
with her husband and two children at 
2648 Riverside Drive. Macon. Ga. They 
returned to Macon a few years ago after 
living in South America for six years. 

Louise McAllister, '34, has had 

recent publications in the music field. In 
the Hymnbook prepared by five Presby- 
terian and Reformed denominations and 
published in October 1955. she has an 
American folk-hymn. ""Aylesbury." In 
the field of piano teaching material, her 
first-grade piece "Gadabout Grasshopper " 
was published in January by the Summy 
Company. 

1936-1939 

Bettie Phillips Fender, '36, has a 

grandchild born just in time to celebrate 
Christmas. Bettie has three children. She 
lives in Tampa. Fla.. where her husband 
is Assistant Manager for the Metropoli- 
tan Life Insurance Company. Thanks to 
her sister. JACQUELINE Phillips HAR- 
MON, '34, of Waynesboro. Va.. for this 
news. 

DOROTHY Hoge KING, "36, is the new 
president of the Auxiliary Board of th; 
Occupational Therapy Curative Work- 
shop in Richmond. Va. 

We send our sympathy to SARAH 

Dudley Whiimore Ricks, '36, and 
Blessing Whiimore Brown, '37, and 

to ETHEL Ray Coffey StrAWN. '37, 
whose mothers died in February. MAR- 
GARET Childrey PHNZOLD, '37, has five 
daughters, the oldest of whom will be 
ready for college in 1957. Margaret's 
husband is a Colonel in the Marine Corps 
and is stationed at Camp Lejeune. 

Recently a picture of ELLEN MORRIS 
Jones KEENE. '37. appeared in the Rich- 
mond Times Dispatch in connection with 
volunteer work that she does at the Vir- 
ginia Museum of Fine Arts. Ellen Morris. 
who is law librarian at the University of 
Richmond, devotes a great deal of time to 
backstage work for productions at the 
Museum Theatre. 

Elizabeth Lucas, '38. was married 
on March 24 to Lloyd McClung Cum- 
mins. 

1940 

Class Secretary: Emm.\ Padgett FiTZ- 
HUGH, (Mrs. E. P., Jr.), 19 Shirley 
Road, Warwick, Va. 

ETHLY-N Jones MAXWELL writes from 
Louisville, Ky., "Our fifth little Max- 
well arrived February 20th, Nancy, near- 



ly eight pounds . . . The simple job of 
repapering the nursery started a long 
chain of remodeling and redecorating . . . 
We are a big. happy family, busy with 
all sorts of things like everybody else 
is these days. " Husband Ed is a radiol- 
ogist (M.D. who specializes in X-ray 
work) at the largest hospital there. He 
is a Presbyterian elder, chairman of Reli- 
gious Education Committee in their 
church, teaches Sunday School. One of 
Eds hobbies is golf: a second hobby is 
shared with 10-year-old Edward. Jr. — 
building and flying model airplanes with 
little motors. "We all enjoy going to the 
park to fly them." Edward is in fifth 
grade, scientific and a splendid artist. 
Betsy is 8, studies piano and art, is a 
Brownie. Kenny is 6, quiet, scientific, 
wants to be on the first space ship to the 
moon. Jimmy, 4, is the complete ex- 
trovert, wild, wooly and full of joy. (No 
doubt, they all will make straight "A's" 
all the way through school like their 
Mother.) Ethlyn was program chairman 
of Women of the Church for the past 
two years, has won many blue ribbons 
for her Garden Club, participates in 
PTA. Her bulbs are all in the ground 
nearly ready to come up. but gardening 
has to surrender to baby tending this sea- 
son. She concluded her wonderfully long 
letter. "Things are unusually and suspi- 
ciously quiet right now. so 1 had better 
take a trip to the basement and see what 
is going on. We have the TV down 
there, so they are probably watching 
some blood-curdling tale. 'Tis past bed- 
time for all of them, but since it is Fri- 
day night I have let them stay up so I 
could finish this letter at one sitting, 
which is indeed a difficult thing for me 
to find time to do' " (I wonder that she 
had time to put the paper into her type- 
writer.) 

Kitty Holt DoZIER wrote in Febru- 
ary from snow-covered Staunton, while 
her youngest of four. Mary Genetta. pulled 
all the clothes out of dresser drawers. 
(Mary's arrival was Kitty's reason for 
passing this interesting job on to me.) 
The Dozier family is planning to movt 
into a large, brick home out near the 
Triangle. Kitty had a "round robin" 
letter from MOLLY V/agener RiCE from 
Tyler. Texas, saying that she is going to 
be a counsellor at a camp in Boulder, 
Colo., and the two boys will go as camp- 
ers for the summer. The camp is co-ed. 
so little Tina can go. too. Sherrard will 
be busy most of the time with confer- 
ences. In August they plan to be in Rich- 
mond, and all of us near by hope she 
will let us know just when so we can 
plan to see her. 

Margaret Wardlan^ Gilbert wrote 



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some time ago that she and husband 
Dick would likely have a business trip 
to Cuba, and Kitty Dozier confirms that 
it materialized. Daughter Allison stayed 
in Lynchburg with Mag's sister while 
they went to Cuba. 

Alice Jones THOMPSON and children 
spent Christmas in Texas, as usual, but 
the unusual was, her Mother shot a wild 
turkey while they were there. (Remem- 
ber the snake stories?) Alice's myriad ac- 
tivities include being a Den Mother and 
a teacher in Sunday School. Mice. Molly, 
and Mag were together in Montreal last 
summer and had all the children together, 
too. Mag said, "Now if I could only see 
Shirl." 

SHIRLEY Fleming IBEN is highly in 
favor of the proposed 20th reunion for 
our class. (Start working on it now!) 
We hear that her husband is making quite 
a name for himself in his new role as 
Magistrate. Both of the children are mak- 
ing straight As in school. Shirl is being 
her usual, efficient self with Children's 
Theatre, Den Mother, Sunday School 
teacher, PTA, president of Salvation 
Army Auxiliary, but no time for bridge. 

BARBARA Browne MARTINDALE has 
a lovely new home in Dallas, Texas. 

MARGARET Carper 'WALDROP saw 
cousin ETAR Carper, '3 9, in Rocky 
Mount recently. Etar works in "Washing- 
ton. D. C, now. Margaret has cleared up 
what seems to have been a little confu- 
sion about Eleanor Fryer. Eleanor's 

husband died sometime ago. but some- 
how or other, the news received in the 
Alumnae Office was that Eleanor had 
died. Margaret says that Eleanor is very 
much alive and they correspond. 

MARJORIE Tobin BURKE says that she 
stays busy at home most of the time with 
Paul, 4: Larry, 2. and Brian, the new- 
comer. Brian must almost have been a 
Christmas present. 

Barbara Lemmond Graham and 

Toby both were good enough to send 
me BETTINA Hull SPARKS' new address: 
270 Dawlish Ave.. Toronto, Ontario, 
Canada. Barb and Toby may get together 
in New York in April if Barb can de- 
cide to leave her boys for two months 
to go abroad with her Mother and Fath- 
er. Barb wants us to try to have a re- 
union in the fall, since our 20th is still 
several years away. Start writing if you 
think you can arrange it. 

Helena Riker cheek writes from 
North Carolina: '"We've been here in 
Wilmington for nearly five years, have 
built a house, and expect to stay." Hus- 
band Larry is principal of an elementary 
school, Helena is teaching French and 
Spanish at the junior college there, sons 
Larry and Johnny are aged 13 and 7. 
Helena loves teaching, often thinks of 
Mary Baldwin classes, especially Miss 
Fannic's classes. "Since both of our chil- 
dren arc boys, it looks as if I won't send 



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them a student for '60, but I do always 
plug the College to my students." 

1941 

Class Secretary: ALICE Cleveland 
COOK, (Mrs. Thomas L., Jr.,) Route 
1, Box 13, Theodore, Ala. 

This time we have lots of news from 
our group. MARIE Ulmet WOLFE now 
has five lovely children, three boys and 
two girls. She wrote that she was in my 
neighborhood last year to visit the famed 
Bellingrath Gardens but didn't know I 
lived so close until the spring News Let- 
ter came out. She has news of two we 
weren't able to locate last year. FRANCES 
Wade HALDANE'S address is 505 Callo- 
way St.. Beckley, W. Va.. and MAR- 
GARET Cain MIMS and her husband, Dr. 
Harry W. Mims are in Charleston, S. C, 
where he heads the physical medicine de- 
partment of the new hospital at the Med- 
ical College there. They have two girls, 
Margie who is 9, and Harriet who is 
a baby. We still don't have Margaret's 
exact address but at least she is out of 
the "Lost" category. 

LILLIE Harwell WILLIAMS and her 
husband. Lt. Col. Alton G. Williams, 
are in Corvallis. Ore., where he is teach- 
ing at Oregon State College. They will 
be there until June. 1957. Their chil- 
dren are Al, who is 9, and Laura, who 
is 6. Lillie says the country our there 
is beautiful and the Williamette "Valley 
reminds her of the Shenandoah. They 
love living in a young state which is a 
sportsman's paradise and enjoy the many 
activities of a college town. 




Yes, v.Mi s,u^ ihis phiuiL' (if Linda, 

MATTHLW, Missy, and NANCY KREISLE 
in the November issue of the magazine, 
but we are using it a second time because 
we have found out and know you will 
be interested in the fact that they are 
not only children of an alumna, MARGIE 
Harwood KREISLE, '44, but also grand- 
children of Margaret Hanna Kreisle, 

'14, and great grandchildren of FRANCES 
Griffin HANNA, '88! 



Annie Lee Gardner Smith is an- 
other who is enjoying a college town. 
She and her family are now back in 
Blacksburg where Ted is in the insurance 
business. They bought an old house, 
quaint, historic and over 150 years old, 
and are restoring it. The address is 103 
Penn St. She has the usual duties most 
mothers have plus chaperoning at 'V.P.L 
Becky Fox Dennis wrote a wonder- 
ful newsy letter. She and Annie Lee had 
a grand visit together with their husbands 
at Becky and Terry's lovely new home, 
33 19 Suffolk Road, Richmond. Becky's 
children are Terry, III, who is 12, and 
Camille. who is 10. 

'CILE Wyaft Hancock has four chil- 
dren, the oldest of whom is a girl 12 
years old. Cile's husband, Johnny, is 
in the Fiesta Rice business. 

Lillian Street SCHULTZ'S oldest 
child, 12-year-old Diana, already follows 
in her mother's footsteps — going to for- 
mals! 

Wedding bells rang for KAY DAILY in 
December. She and Mathew Augustus 
Matson. Jr.. were married on the eleventh 
in Norfolk. He is in the nursery busi- 
ness and they are planning to build this 
summer. She sounds as all brides should, 
"Life is simply good, full and happy." 
She can get more written on a postcard 
than any mortal I ever knew! Her ad- 
dress is 342 W. Freemason St., Norfolk. 
MARY KAY Miles WHITAKER is living in 
Washington, D. C, while her husband is 
stationed at the Pentagon. They have six 
boys. 

It was good to hear from MARY Heath 
MASSIE, She and her family live in Glas- 
gow, "Va. Mary's children are Mary Earle, 
who is 9, and Evans, who is 7. Mary 
is teaching school so it goes without 
saying that her life is busy and full. She 
sees MARY ANNA Keeley CAMPBELL 
every now and then. Keeley used to live 
in Glasgow but is back in Staunton now. 
Cecil Brewer Fish wrote me like I 
wish more of you would do. "Better late 
than never!" I wrote her last February 
and she wrote me this February! She with 
her husband and three children are only 
20 miles from Cincinnati, in Hamilton, 
Ohio. They spent three marvelous years 
in Costa Rica before coming back to the 
States. 

I finally got around to writing MAR- 
THA Farmer CHAPMAN in Dothan. Ala., 
which isn't too far from me. I was de- 
lighted to learn that the Chapman Con- 
struction signs I had seen around several 
new subdivisions in Mobile belonged to 
none other than Martha's husband's 
corporation. He has other subdivisions 
in northwest Florida and in southern 
Alabama. No wonder he needs a plane to 
get around in. They have three darling 
children. Charles III, 8; Davis, 4, and 
Florrie Lou, 2, 

Do drop me a line about your activi- 

Alumnae News Letter 



ties and those of your classmates. I love 
to hear from vou and enjoy passing the 
news on. 

Incidentally, I noticed as you prob 
ably did, that our class was way down 
near the bottom in contributions to the 
Alumnae Fund. Before you forget again, 
take time to write a check now. It's de- 
ductible. 

1942 

Class Secretary: Makion KI.vIoii Ky 
DKR, (Mrs. James P.), Riiuti' :!, (IciMi'ii, 
Colo. 

First we'd better catch up with the 
Stork Dept, On October 29th, a second 
baby girl was born to FRAN Leakey 
ARMSTRONG: she is christened Elizabeth. 
Another cradle roll candidate is little 
Roxane. daughter of JANE Harris GAl - 
LING. Polly Guerrant DODSON has car- 
ried out 1942 plans by adding child No, 
4 to her family, a little girl named Nelle 
Ingles. 

Polly Murphy Keller and Chris 
(people on campus during 19 38-1939 
will remember that romance) are in New 
York for a year and a half, with the five 
children, while Chris is completing courses 
for the Episcopal ministry. 

If anybody goes to Milwaukee, don't 
forget to look up ANN ATWHLL at Girl 
Scout Headquarters. You can hear more 
about the three wonderful weeks that 
Ann motored through Mexico, Another 
traveler is PAN Lucas BAIR who took a 
trip to Havana, last September. During 
the warm weather, KAY Poerschke KEN- 
NEDY is improving her tennis at the 
country club: in winter, Kay enjoys 
modern dance classes. (Echoes of Miss 
Powell's drum.) Jim plays lots of golf 
while the kiddos splash in the pool. 

REGINA Minon HENDERSON tele- 
phoned Pearl EpHng FoRSEY recently 
at Salt Lake City: so now we have a 
lead on the former. The Hendersons 
were transferring to Maine after being 
near San Diego for two years, Regina 
has two boys. 

Crossing the States in the opposite 
direction was CAY Gumming AOE. From 
Pennsylvania, Cay has moved to San 
Francisco, 

Would that I could reproduce a colored 
print by Roger Tory Peterson that 
Betty McGrath Anthony sent on note- 
paper. It shows Yellowtail fish, a species 
that Betty once caught off Key West. The 
Anthonys are thumbing the seed cata- 
logs as they plan their annual garden at 
Frankfort, Ky, 

Suzanne Hudson MacLeod is a 

busy taxi woman. Junior choir is Friday, 
Scouts both Wednesday and Thursday, 
and ballroom classes Tuesday for the 
two oldest children. 

Welcome words come from Shelby, 
N, C. Jean Lackey Lewis is working in 
the hospital lab, to renew her Medical 



Technologist registry, Ed, formerly a 
Chamber of Commerce man, is publish- 
ing a newsp.iper. Daughter Nancy is 1 I 
months old. 

During February, KATHERINE Ander- 
son Mc;KINNON. with Bill and their two 
young men, left Winston Salem for 
Ohio, 

Sue; HaisUp BONHAM is just 12 miles 
from Staunton now. Her address is Rip- 
plemede Farm, Greenville. Bet Sue would 
love a visit from classmates in the lo- 
cale. Two months ago Sue was waiting 
anxiously for her husband to return 
from duty at Saigon, Indo-China, where 
he was stricken ill. Sally, age 2, is named 
for "two wonderful friends," one of 
whom is Sally Gheney WALKER, '41, 

Last year KATIE Early HOLDEN re- 
turned to her home town, Charlotte 
Court House, Va., and built a new house. 

We thank CAROLINE Benson CALD- 
ER'S mother for keeping us posted about 
doings at Haifa. Israel. Caroline has been 
learning a lot about the area during the 
3 Vi years that her husband has been 
there with the Chemical Construction 
Company of New York. 

Our sincere sympathy to EMILY Eukle 

Morgan and Leslie Syron whose 

mothers died in March. 

Mary Bruce Clendening has been 

in Guam for over three years, teaching 
and doing 4-H Club work. 

Best wishes, 

Marion. 

P,S. Fund donations this year are to 
be used to toast the faculty. I feel that 
many of us will want to pay tribute to 
Dr. Mahler, Miss Fannie, Miss Lakenan, 
Miss Mims, Miss Rudeseal, Dr. Taylor, 
Dr, Thomsen, Dr. Turner. Miss Mc- 
Farland, the Days, the Graftons, Dr, 
Carroll, Mr. Dafiin and all those who 
give a special quality to Mary Baldwin. 
They have the true hearts of teachers and 
you don't find this everywhere. (Ex- 
cuse me for not naming all the women 
first: I just typed as they popped into 
my head. ) 

1943 

class Secretary: Ruth Prlirs Ki-RotM.. 
(.Mrs. Erskine)', 41 Woodland Drive, 
Staunton, Va. 

MARJORIE Burks BLACKBURN'S hus 
band, a Lt. Col. in the Marines, is on 
duty in Japan — and no dependents al- 
lowed with him! So, Marjorie and 
Elaine, 8, and George, 5. are in Dallas 
where she keeps an eye on father-in-law 
Judge Blackburn, and i.'ice-i.'ersa.' She 
would like to know something of the 
whereabouts of Agnes Johns. (Ed. note: 
According to our files. AgNES Johns 
SWEET. '42. (Mrs. E. D.. Jr.") lives at 
1119 Girard Road, Pittsburgh 27, Pa.) 

Betty Stark CULLEN wrote a long 



and entertaining letter from Kansas City. 
She and Douglas, with little redheads 
Andrew 7 '/j . John ^ 'A , and Phyllis 
i 'A ■ live just around the corner from 
her sister Caroline who has two boys. 
They have a busy time with bridge club, 
church and Sunday school activities 
and minor dramatics. 

Mary Bayley Higgins says that Wal- 
ter 10, Mary Battle 8, and Bob 5, plus 
her husband Gene, "keep me well occu- 
pied at home, school, P.T.A., Brownies, 
Cubs, and the church. Life is very aver- 
age but very worth-while and happy." 
Gene is in the First National Bank. 

Marjorie Garter Lacy of Waco, 

Texas, has an interesting note. She has 
been quite busy with a T.V. series this 
winter — 26 programs called "Let's Ex- 
plore, " a science program for children. 
This and working with a class of re- 
tarded children have been her Junior 
League Activities. They have bought a 
lovely lot and plan to build soon. Her 
family consists of one boy, Roane 9, 
and one girl, Helen, 5, She sees CARO- 
LINE Hunt Sands and Ann Rite Cox 
frequently in Dallas, 

And what an exciting thing MiGGIE 
Harrell SAYLOR did! She wrote me a let- 
ter on board the S.S. Nassau en route to 
Nassau for a short rest. She and John 
were loving it, having stayed out on deck 
till 2 a.m. the night before, hanging onto 
the rail in terrific wind, enjoying the 
spray (which is more than I would have 
done!). She was having a time unwind- 
ing after the struggle of arranging all de- 
tails at home in order to get away. Her 
four children are 10, 8, 5, and 2, and she 
is forever occupied with P.T.A.. Cub 
Scouts, and particularly with Board of 
Christian Education work in the church 
(Presbyterian). John runs two businesses, 
retail and wholesale, and is interested in 
politics and civic activities in Westlawn, 
Pa. 

CAROLINE Hunt Sands says that 
Stephen, Bunker, and David had a spe- 
cial valentine — a baby sister named 
Laurie. 

Dorothy Kyle Warden is living in 

Mogadore, Ohio (outside Akron), and 
is organist at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 
in Akron. She also has a full size Conn- 
sonata organ in her home and is practic- 
ing diligently for her November I 1 th re- 
cital when she will play the Bach Passa- 
caglia and Fugue, Little Debbie is busy 
with piano, and husband Dick with his 
work as pharmacist, 

MARGUERITE Logan HOSSELTON five 
years ago married James Hosselton and 
has a little girl born last July. Her oth- 
er daughter is now 8 years old. They live 
in Decatur, Ga. 

Frances Knight WELLER and family 
are in Merrick, Long Island, where Don 
is a vice-president of Meadow Brook Na- 



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tional Bank. He is a public relations man 
and has 24 offices to oversee ! 

JUJU Monroe McCABE is busy clean- 
ing their place up after hurricanes these 
days — also building a pier and painting 
boats and caring for little Barbara. 
Sounds like fun, JuJu, living down there 
on the water. (Yorktown. Va.) 

PAT Johnstone SMITH says husband, 
Mayo, has taken the job of Assistant Di- 
rector of Research and Development of 
the Escambia Bay Chemical Corporation 
in Cambridge, Mass. With their four 
lovely daughters they are living in 
Wellesley and loving New England — 
which is a good thing because they will 
be there for three years. 

Dear old ADA Butler ARTHUR writes 
that she and Frank have purchased an 
old farm house with 2 yi acres and are 
having the time of their lives refinishing 
furniture and doing endless fix-up jobs. 
Frank has recently been appointed Sales 
Promotion Manager of Stanley Tools in 
New Britain. 

JANE Abbott MALONE is active in so 
many things in New Orleans — League 
of Voters, D.A.R., A.A.U.W., Episcopal 
Woman's Auxiliary, and Garden Club — 
in addition to caring for husband and 
daughter! 

Ruth Hawkins WEBB and Martin and 
little son, Douglas, are living in Appo- 
matox where they are in the throes of 
building a new home. Ruth is very ac- 
tive in American Legion Auxiliary work, 
Woman's Club, and Garden Club. 

Mary Rose Mitchenec Wilds and 
husband Murphy have moved to Oxford. 
Miss., where he is pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church. Little Scott is now 
4 years old and Frank almost 1. Mary 
Rose, MARY Ann Jones ROGERS, '42, 
MARY MORRIS Blakely SORRELLS, '42, 
and Minna Potts THO.MPSON, '42, had 
a grand reunion down there at Christmas. 

As for the SPROULS, we are steaming 
along happily — life is very busy and in- 
teresting. Erskine is working hard, as 
are all the young ones! — Erskine Jr., 
12, Jimmy, 9, George. 8, and David, 6. 
Home, choir. Cub Scouts — those are 
my activities. Fun. too. 

Additional news from the Alumnae 
Office: 

Gladys Adams Link, Bob and Car- 
olyn proudly announce the adoption of 
Charles Carpenter Link. The announce- 
ment read: Born: November 7, 1955 
Eyes: Blue: Hair: Not much: Weight 
12 pounds: Appetite: Fine: Adopted 
February 2, 195 6. 

Correction: It's CAY Gierhart HOGS- 
HEAD'S son who has qualified for a trip 
to Europe this summer with the Ameri- 
can Field Service, not her husband :as 
was stated in the Reporter. 



1944 

Class Secretary: Kit Kivlighan Car- 
ter, (Mrs. Samuel H), 308 College 
Circle, Staunton, Va. 

Ann Haneke McGOUGH moved last 
April into a new home in a well-estab- 
lished neighborhood with "lots of trees, 
children, and dogs." Only three of the 
children are hers and she didn't say how 
many dogs. The children are Patsy, 8, 
Mike, 5, and Kitty about 8 months. 

GRACE Dryden VeNABLE lives at 610 
Wilton Road, Towson, Md. Her husband 
Sydney is a doctor and they have four 
children. Grace says they are typical Mr. 
and Mrs. U.S.A. with P.T.A., cub 
scouts, church meetings. In September she 
received an invitation to the wedding 
of Joyce Goldstein and Harry Edward 
Moseley. We wish Joyce lots Of happi- 
ness. 

The college has invited all of the lo- 
cal alumnae, with their husbands and 
children, to swim in the college pool 
every Tuesday night. It has certainly been 
fun. Kip East MADDEN, '46, HANNAH 
CAMPBELL, '42, DOROTHY Hisey 

Bridges, '27, Theodosia Mann Spitz- 
ER, '37, Julia Cooch Richmond, '34, 

are some of the ones who come almost 
every Tuesday night — with children, of 
course, who are too numerous to men- 
tion. 

I saw MARIA Jones PALMER, '46, at 
Hot Springs early in March. Maria hasn't 
changed at all. She lives on a farm near 
Charlottesville. 

Sometime very soon I am going to 
Washington to visit my sister. ANN, and 
we are going to have a reunion with 

Betsy Wells Romanek and Jackie 

Poole Hale. I will report on that in de- 
tail in the next issue. 

1945 

Class Secretary : Louise Pl.ige Nei- 
LON, (Mrs. John E.), Skyline Drive, 
Glen Mills, Pa. 

NELWYN Kirby CULBERTSON wrote 
that she was so disappointed to have 
missed the reunion. Nelwyn had just be- 
come a provisional in the Junior League 
and there were some activities going on 
at that time that she had to attend, but 
she added maybe she can make the next 
one. We hope so, too! 

Mary Burr visited Betsy Mueller 

PARKER and Bill up at West Point last 
December. Betsy and Bill's second addi- 
tion to the family is an adorable girl, 
Nanette. Mary also wrote that she had 
tea with PEGGY Hull CALDWELL, '46, 
and that Peggy looked as wonderful as 
ever. 

Charlotte Cohn Davis writes that 

last September the Davis family bought 
a big, old house in Kent, Conn. 

Sally Beale Weaver hopes to make 



the reunion in '65! Sally writes she is 
harried by two small sons — ages 4 years 
and IH- I bet Sally has things all un- 
der control! 

Alice Brand Boyle writes, "Still 
love West Virginia: raising flowers, Gar- 
den Club work. Golf Club, as well as 
regular church work which now includes 
a Junior Choir that I'm directing. The 
Church is getting ready to build a new 
Educational Building." Alice's life 
sounds very full and happy! 

It's always extra interesting to hear 
from our Texas classmates, as so few of 
us see them. PEGGY Class PHILQUIST is 
still working for the Teacher Retire- 
ment System. She adds that, "My 'spare' 
time is spent trying (without too much 
success I sometimes think) to make 
M.B.C. material out of my two wild 
ones — 10 and 6 years. Saw MARGIE 
Harwood KREISLE, '44, at a country club 
dance in December. Our daughters at- 
tend the same dancing school. Enjoy the 
News Letter immensely. Its the only way 
I have of keeping up with even a part 
of the old classmates." 

Heard from two gals from Charlotte. 
Betsy Barrow BRAGG and family have 
moved from Raleigh to Charlotte. Betsy 
has a girl 3 years old and a baby boy 4 
months. 

Marie Dowd Latimer writes that 
any news from her would be concerned 
with one subject — boys! Their third 
son, Carey Dowd, was born last July 
2nd — joining Bennett. 4 J/2 years, and 
Clayton, 2 5-2 years. 

I had a newsy card from BARBARA 
Conner BATES, which is a treat as we 
haven't had news from Barbara in years. 
She writes, "We have three children — 
Belinda, age 10, Melanie, age 8, and 
— John III, age 5. With my youngest 
in kindergarten I'm enjoying a great 
amount of freedom for the first time in 
ten years! We moved to Tulsa from 
West Texas three years ago and I simply 
love it here. With Jack's family living 
here and many friends from O. U., it 
wasn't at all like moving to a strange 
city. Jack is a drilling contractor and has 
been busy lately with the Dartmouth 
Alumni Group." 

From Monrovia, Calif., ClAUDINE 
Arney METZ sends along the following: 
"I kept hoping that I'd make it to our 
I 0th reunion last year, but Katie was so 
little and always got carsick. She's 2 
years now and has outgrown the trou- 
ble, thank goodness! She goes through 
this place like an egg-beater, but she is 
a doll (if I do say so myself) ! Larry 
will soon be 5 years old and will grad- 
uate from pre-school to kindergarten this 
fall. Right now we have one case of 
chicken pox and expect a second any 
day." 

It's good to hear that our classmates 
continue to write to each other. FlORINE 



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Alumnae News Letter 



Slansell DAVIS still writes to GAYLE 

Heron. Mary Gnmm Winningiiam, 

and CAROL Saulsbury MOORE. Florinc 
and Sam will celebrate their 10th wed- 
ding anniversary July 20th. They have 
three boys — Mark. 6'/.. Larry, -i '/2 , 
and Jeffrey. 1 year. Since October Florinc 
has been working part-time as copywriter 
for a local department store. Her major 
at T.U. was advertising, and this job 
has been fun for her. She sees CeciLE 
Cage WAVELL every once in awhile and 
they chat about the latest news from 
everyone. 

Janet Walton Graham wrote such 
an interesting letter which I thought you 
would all enjoy reading. Janet's new 
address is 2627 Hall St. S.E., Grand 
Rapids 6, Mich. "Note the change of 
address — the last for awhile, I hope. Bob 
and I have bought and improved five 
houses (some of i;ery ancient vintage) 
so that last spring we got our dream 
house — a seven-room Cape Cod. New! 
We have two lovely daughters — -Susan 
is 10 and Louise, 5. Our Jan died at 
1 5 months. Time heals. 

"Now that the diaper stage seems 
over I keep busy with scouting and 
church work. I'm Susans Scout Leader 
and president of a wonderful church 
guild. Due to a change in the fiscal year 
I seem to have drawn the 1 8 months' 
term. Please issue a plea for money- 
making ideas. We built a new church 
two years ago and are outgrowing it al- 
ready. Would dearly love to have a 
financially successful tenure. 

"Michigan is lovely for summer vaca- 
tioning. Here's an open invitation for 
any MBC'ers and families to stop here on 
the way through. Bring your golf clubs 
and swim suits. " I hope Janet gets some 
money- rasing suggestions. 

We have a new address for KATHERJNE 
Keller EWIN. It is: 4218 Colliscum St., 
New Orleans 15. 

Peggy foster Woodson keeps busy 

caring for her two children, being Room 
Mother at school, teaching Sunday 
school, attending P.T.A. and Com- 
munity League. Peggy was in the hos- 
pital last summer during our reunion. 
Peggy would like to have JEANNE Britt 
PURDOMS address. My card sent to 
Jeanne this spring was returned as un- 
claimed. The News Letter may not reach 
Jeanne, so anyone knowing her latest 
address could do us a favor by sending 
it to us. 

Back to Texas — this time news from 
MARY Lynn Aldcedge McENTIRE in 
Dallas. Mary Lynn writes that her life is 
one of domesticity and fund-raising 
drives. The McEntires have three chil- 
dren — Lynn, lYz. Bart 6. and Sawnie. 
19 months. Mary Lynn sees KATHERJNE 
Keller EWIN and MiMI Mitchell TUFTS 
whenever they come home for a visit. 
Mimi has two boys and a girl, and Katie 



has a girl just two days younger than 
Mary Lynn s second boy. 

Elizabeth LindamooJ link and 
family moved to Staunton in August. 
The address of their new home is 721 
Cherry Hill Drive. The Links are en- 
joying the convenience of being back 
in town and being able to attend more 
M.B.C. programs, etc. Elizabeth keeps 
busy with Stanley. 7. and Scott, 2!J. 
plus two choir jobs as soloist. 

Last November I saw JoAN Bennett 
LesKAWA at an alumnae meeting at the 
University Women's Club in Philadel- 
phia. Most of our conversation centered 
about the great time we had at the re- 
union. Our husbands. Dick and Jack, 
were both at the reunion. Inasmuch as 
they had graduated together from S.M.A. 
it added to the fun. The meeting in Phil- 
adelphia was primarily to form an 
M.B.C. Alumnae Club. There will be 
another meeting in the spring to elect 
officers and get organized. Our last meet- 
ing was lots of fun: hope many of you 
girls in the Philadelphia area will come 
to the next one. 

A last minute bit of news comes 
through from BETTY JO Gardner DUD- 
LEY. The Dudley's arc still at Medical 
College of Virginia in Richmond, but 
plan to be in Martinsville, Va., for the 
summer where Frank will begin an in- 
ternship at Martinsville General Hospi- 
tal. Daughter Ann is five years old. 

1946 

('lass Secretary; Jane Darden Britt, 
(Mrs. Tilman C, Jr.), 21G Grace Street, 
Mt. Airy, N. C. 

First of all, let's catch up with the 
new babies! 

SAM Miller OSBORNE proudly an- 
nounces the arrival of son number 4 on 
February 28, 1946. Name — Andrew 
"Andy" Houston. MARILYN West 
Price, second boy — third child. Scott 
McClure, put in his appearance on Feb- 
ruary 16, 1956. Marilyn and Frank are 
in the army, living in San Antonio. 
Texas. JOAN Moran SMITH has a third 
son — named David — born February 26, 
1956! Joan, are you and "Sam" rac- 
ing.'.'.' We need some M.B.C. material 
(GIRLS) ! BARBARA Wrenn GRAVES 
helped some — she had a girl, born No- 
vember 15, 1955. Nicknamed "MEG" 
for Mary Elma Graves. 

Had a nice newsy letter from MARY 
ANN Lewis BOWMAN in Austin, Texas. 
She has three children (two boys and a 
girl), two cats, two dogs, nine cub 
scouts and no time! She and MARGIE 
Moore COUNCIL and BERTIE Murphy 
DeMING are planning to attend the re- 
union in June. MARY' Goodrich BASKIN 
and husband and three children are now 
living in Austin Texas. Mary has a new 
baby 6 months old. Her husband is in 
law school. Mary's address is: 2201 



Mountainview. Austin, Texas. BeTTY 
Brinkman iTONE writes from Greenville, 
S. C, that she, JANE Frierson SNIPES 
and MABEL Fairbanks SMITH all live 
within a few blocks of each other. Betty 
has three girls: Carol, 5. Ann. 3. and 
.lean, born October 29, 1955. Betty said 
she would love to hear something of 
MARIE Mathews DONALSON, TWISTY 
Neel DUDL1:Y, and NANCY Bullock VAL- 
ANCE. Please write us. girls. 

Jean Trimble TURNER wrote us a 
long 6-page newsy letter. How wonderful 
to hear from you, Jean! (Her address is: 
4124 Oak Ridge Dr.. Jackson. Miss.) 
Jean married MELISSA Turner LUTKEN'S 
brother Arnold and they have 3 lovely 
children. Melissa contracted polio last 
August and was in the polio hospital 
in Vicksburg for 2 months. She was able 
to go home around the 1st of November. 
She and husband Donald live in Cleve- 
land. Miss., where he manages a new 
Mississippi Power H Light Plant. "Any- 
one else with 4 children to care for would 
have let it get the best of them. I'm 
afraid, but Melissa has just been wonder- 
ful," says Jean. Melissa would love to 
hear from all of you — her address is 
Farmer St., Cleveland, Miss. We're all 
pulling for you, Melissa! 

Jean also writes us about the death of 

Alma Chase Mobley Jeffords' little 
6-year-old boy. Our deepest sympathy to 
Alma Chase. 

Bertie Murphy DEMING is married 
to a doctor and they are living in Alex- 
andria. La. She has 4 children. Jean 
writes that last summer 5 of them who 
grew up together in El Dorado, Ark., 
went down and spent the night with 
Bertie. Bertie has a lovely home and 
swimming pool! Sounds grand. 

Jean says she was so thrilled to pick 
up the phone last summer and hear 
Margie Moore Council's voice. She, 

Jack, and their 4 precious girls were 
passing through on their way from Fort 
Worth back to North Carolina. Jean 
went out to their motel with her 3 
children and the 7 children had a "rip 
roaring " time while Margie and Jean 
chatted over M.B.C. days. 

Jean, the '46 news would have been 
sadly lacking without your wonderful 
letter. Thank you so much. By the way, 

Mary Hart Harris Hamilton's address 
is 4706 Hanover Ave., Richmond. Va.. 
and I don't know ALICE Howard 
LESESNE. '47. but perhaps she will write 
us. (Ed. Note: According to our files 
Alice is Mrs. Wm. M. S. Lescsne. Jr., 
and her address is 61 Tradd St., Charles- 
ton. S. C.) 

Our deepest sympathy to BETTIE LEE 
Reynolds LEARY who lost her father sud- 
denly in January, and to JEAN Bickle 
Smith whose husband died in March. 

Please try to make the reunion and 
if not — fill in the questionnaire that 



Ai.rMX.Mc Nkws Letter 



If) 



Grace sent you so we can find out all 
about you and your family. 

News received in the Alumnae Office: 
A letter from ROSALIE Packard DlGBY- 
SEVMOUR gives her new address. It is: 
3 Ennismore Gardens. London S. W. 7, 
England. Her letter, however, came from 
Florida where she was visiting her mother 
and step-father. She said she was "baking 
out the British germs in the American 



1947 

Class Secretary: Myrna IVilV.ama 
Vest, (Mrs. James M., Jr.), 3 Beeknmn 
Kd., Wilmington, Del. 

Am writing this in London so I really 
feel like a foreign correspondent! The 
Du Pont Company sent Jim over for a 
couple of months to help the English 
textile mills with "Orion." Seemed like 
too good an opportunity to miss so I 
flew over for a few weeks of sightseeing 
(while my parents took Jimmy to 
Florida). On my way I stopped for a 
night with HARRIETTE Clarke THORNE. 
husband Bill, and three darling children, 
all of whom were just recovering from 
chicken poxl Happy's new house in 
Darien. Conn., is just lovely. They gave 
me a perfect send-off to a wonderful 
trip. I have chatted on the phone with 
Mary Grimm WiNNINGHAM, '45. here 
but they are all ready to sail for home 
so doubt if I will see her. The weather 
is quite cold but none of that "London 
fog" so far. Have taken every sightseeing 
tour available so Lve really seen all the 
palaces, castles, cathedrals and crown 
jewels there are! The weekend we were 
flying to Paris our plane took off right 
beside Queen Elizabeth's which was just 
returning from Nigeria. It was quite a 
thrill to see Prince Charles and Princess 
Anne go on board to greet her. I'm miss- 
ing Jimmy so much I know how glad 
she was to see them. Paris was freezing 
and it seemed to me that everything we 
went to see was broken down, closed, or 
frozen. The night spots were going full 
blast, however. We also spent a weekend 
in Scotland visiting palaces, castles and 
driving thru' the Trossachs and catching 
at least a glimpse of Loch Lomond. Jim's 
being here on business has given me a 
chance to meet many people and has 
meant extensive entertainment. We have 
even been provided with a chauffeur- 
driven Rolls-Royce. I had so hoped to 
see Marian Seiu PLITT while over here 
but we can't seem to figure it out. She, 
Jack, and Kathy ilew to Germany again 
this Christmas to spend the holidays with 
Jack's parents. Jack has been promoted 
to Captain. 

How do these babies grow up so fast? 
Chic Deacon ANDREWS' son. Bill, started 
kindergarten this year. Chic says it has 
meant so much to him. JaniE Vreeland 
VREELAND'S daughter. Lindy, also enter- 



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ed kindergarten. Janie and Bud saw the 
Army-Navy game last fall and have re- 
visited West Point quite often lately. 
And CARLA Harris ROBINSON'S son, 
Robin, started first grade! All this makes 
me feel a thousand years old, Carla's 
third baby, Helen Ruth, arrived Sept. 
23rd. Wayne resigned from the Navy last 
summer and is now a Flight Test Engi- 
neer for Boeing in Seattle, Wash, They 
are busy house hunting every spare min- 
ute. Tray Vance GOOD is also house 
hunting — long distance! If they could 
move to Pittsburgh, Bill would be home 
a few more days. Can't you imagine how 
difficult it is? All the looking finally paid 
off for COURTENAY Plaskut HANSEN. 
She and Woodie are now settled in their 
new home at 2828 Bryan St. in Alex- 
andria, Va., and have the welcome mat 
out. 

Pat Eubank SLEDGE writes that she 
sees LYNNE McNew SMART every few 
months. There are five or six M..B.C. 
girls living in Pat's apartment house but 
most of them were freshmen after we 
graduated. Isn't it wonderful how little 
age differences matter the older we get? 

1948 

Class Secretary: Peggy Harris Milli- 
GAN, (Mrs. Frederick M.) Lula Lake 
Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenii. 
Dear Class, 

Isn't Bailey Hall beautiful? As FRAN 
Hurley JOHNSON wrote, "Wc ought to 
make our tenth reunion 100%," Then 
we can see each other as well as all these 
architectural changes that have taken 
place on campus. So do be planning on 
a visit in 1958. 

Wc were sorry to hear of the death 
of Fran's father in January, and we all 
extend our sympathy to her. 

Fran was wonderful about sending us 
news of several classmates. Happy news 
from BARBARA Sterrett BALLANTYNE, 
who resides in Dallas — they have a new 
baby boy, born in November. When 
Fran went home (Little Rock) for 
Thanksgiving, GED Canby CARROLL, 
who has two "darling" boys, met her 
plane. Fran has two children, too — Jill, 
6, and Rol, i'/i. Fran and Carroll have 
a new home on the lake two miles from 
Gallatin. Tenn. Sounds like an ideal 
place to rear their children. 

What a precious picture of PAM Burn- 
side Gray's children we received. We're 
sending it to the News Letter and do 
hope they can reprint it. Kay. you will 
notice, is just as pretty as her mother. 
The entire family — Pam. Elmon. Kay, 
Garland, and Bruce — went to Nassau 
several weeks before Christmas, 

Had a note written on the cutest paper 
from ANNE Halladay AlFS, The paper 
revealed that the Alfs had moved from a 
now - boarded - up house to a newly 
painted abode with television aerial and 



flowers! The new address is 1091 Ox- 
ford, Birmingham, Mich. Husband Al is 
practicing law in Detroit. Their three 
children are Hollis. 6, Frances, 4, and 
Billy, 3. 

It really was a treat to hear from 
Jean Darrow TROY, who is living in 
Newark. Del. She wrote that Ed is with 
Du Pont, and they have moved around 
quite a bit. Since he has transferred to 
the Design Division in the Wilmington 
Plant, she hopes he is settled at last. Jean, 
we do appreciate your writing when you 
had been in your new residence only 
three weeks. Know you are a busy girl 
with four-month-old Michael and 2^2- 
year-old Marcia to look after! 

We heard from GiNNY AlBERTSON 
back in November and think we'll quote 
part of her interesting letter written from 
Ft. Lee, 'Va. "Yes, I'm back from a 
wonderful year in the Far East. I had a 
'camera tour," practically spending a 
month of my 1 2 in Japan, touring and 
seeing that gorgeous country. Had a 
grand tour to Hong Kong, stopping en 
route in Tokyo and Formosa both ways. 
The bargains in Hong Kong are fabulous. 
Then my 1 1 months in Pusan. Korea, 
can never be duplicated . , . I got to 
know the Korean people fairly well and 
also visited our mission stations in Korea, 
traveling around in small aircraft. It was 
a year packed with new experiences. The 
Korean people are very 'earthy' in every 
way. It is a revelation to find how super- 
ficial our life is. in comparison. And how 
much people can do without if neces- 
sary." We're interested in your work, 
Ginny, so do keep us posted. 

Isn't the picture of David Prewitt, 2, 
cute? David is the son of HELEN (Sug) 
Richardson PREWITT. Sug and Nelson 
have moved to 3 24 E. Pleasant. Cyn- 
thiana. Ky. 

A nice long letter from JACQUE Siler 
KlMREY gave us some details of her wed- 
ding. She and Sam were married October 
15th in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Humboldt. Tenn. They now have a nice 
apartment in Washington, D. C. Jacque, 
a bride and working girl, is finding time 
to make drapes for the living room! Sam, 
a native of Sanford, N. C received his 
A.B. degree from Davidson and his mas- 
ter's from the University of North Caro- 
lina. He also did graduate work at the 
University of Mexico. He is "with the 
government. " and Jacque is still with 
the Johns Hopkins University Applied 
Physics Laboratory. Jacque said she con- 
verses on the telephone with HELEN 
DeVore MATTENSON quite frequently and 
they hope to get together. 

Lib Hardin TAYLOR wrote that 
daughter number 3 arrived January 23. 
Her name is Katherine Tennert Taylor. 
Seems the Taylor household is running 
over with females — even have a female 
dog' Congratulations on the new baby. 

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Mb and Ed. and good luck on building 
your now house. 

Lib mentioned that HARRIll MiLciin 
SLAUGHIHR has moved to Shadwcll; 
Mot Ross AMOS and Bob arc adding to 
their house in High Point. N. C : and 
JEANNETTE Parham DUKE is still en 
joying city life in New York. Let us 
hear from your Jcannette — we don't have 
a New York address for you. 

MOPSV Pool is still a career girl in 
Charlotte, but she has a new address — 
166 Cherokee Rd. 

Thanks, everyone, tor writing. Have 
a happy summer. 

1949 

Class Secretary: KaI!B.\k.\ Mmhr 
Barnes, (Mrs. James), c/o t'aiit. .1 mies 
Barnes, 532 MI Bn., APO 4(i, e o I'.M, 
New York, N. Y. 

Our suitcases are packed and Jim and 
I are ready to continue our investigation 
of the highways and byways of Europe. 
Of course the arrival of Anne Hunter 
Barnes (9 lbs. 9 ozs. at birth) in Novem- 
ber has modified our schemes somewhat. 
Nevertheless, we do intend to visit Berlin 
this March and we plan to tour the Bene- 
lux Countries in May. We've hopefully 
included London and Rome on our 
agenda but our early return to the United 
States this summer may rule these last 
two places out. 

Jim thinks that we 11 be stationed at 
Fort Sill. Oklahoma, when we return. 
May see you soon JEANNE Dubois 

Loar: 

Cynthia Bens Johnson wrote me 

that Kimberly Johnson has a new little 
sister, called Maj-Britt. She was born on 
October 19. 1955. and weighed a healthy 
8 lbs. 7 ozs. Said Cyn somewhat awe- 
struck. "Little babies are miraculous crea- 
tures." I don't think she'll get an argu- 
ment on that. 

Another pink ribbon to MARGARET 
Hooks Wilson who had her third 
M.B.C. girl on December 20. 1955. Her 
name is Barbara Lynn. Margaret and 
RolLn attended the toy fair again this 
year in New York. They planned to 
meet BETTY GAYLE Thomas JACOBSON 
and Ted who were coming over from 
nearby Haddonfield. N. J. Let me hear 
about this reunion. Margaret and "Bee 
Gee. " 

Nancy RAWLES is teaching in 
Frederick. Maryland, this year. Appears 
to be having a wonderful time. ANN 
ASHBY is attending Parson's S.hool of 
Design in New York for the second year. 
GWEN Ausltn BRA.M.MER and family have 
a pretty new home in Southwood. Welch, 
W. Va. The children are Karen. 5. and 
Austin. 2. BEV Harrison RHODES and 
husband Bill are living in Carmel. N. Y. 

Betty Anne Barker Eraser lives in 

Richmond. Va.. where her husband will 
receive his M.D. degree in June. He will 



probably intern in the Navy (Why not 
the Army.') next year. They have a .son. 
Flugh Jr. Vera Canaday I.UPO. her 
husband, and her little boy live in Ander- 
son. S. C. Her husband is a Methodist 
minister there. BETTY ANNE Harrcll 
Kyle and Bert have two children. Pete 
is 5 years old and little Virginia is I. 
DlXIH Seagler HOAGLIN and her physi- 
cian husband have built a new home in 
Bellaire. Texas. ELSIE Marlin WALTON 
and husband are building their new home 
in Houston. Texas. Should be a dream, 
Elsie, especially when your husband is an 
architect ' 

News of Julia Johnston BHL'ION is 
that she and Les have given up oil ex- 
plorations in Texas and have gone back 
to Beckley. W. Va. Not so much travel- 
ing now since Les has become an associate 
to Julia's father in the printing and pub- 
lishing business! Julia freely admits that 
both of them had become "converted"' 
to Texas and dearly miss the wide open 
spaces. She's busy with their two sons. 
Tom. 5. and Dick. 3. Besides this con- 
ruming task, she teaches a Sunday school 
class and participates in Junior Women's 
Club work. In her spare time she is 
looking for a house to buy or a lot to 
build on. 

EVI-LYN Lacy NANCE and Bully re- 
port that they now have a son. Robert 
Blackwcl! Nance. Jr. Bet Lacy and Candy 
make wonderful nurses. Ev! 

Bobbie 

News received in the Alumnae Office: 
Rosa Hulson BLANKIN has a new son, 
John Hutson. born October 28. 1955. 
Rosa's little girl. Toni. is six years old. 

Vera Canaday LUPO. has a new son. 
Donald Way. born on March 13. 

1950 

Class Seerc'f.irv : Kate Scott ,Tacib 
(Mrs. Nathaniel \V.), Ouanfoek, \'a. 

Anne Faw Bernard says Kathy 
keeps them on their toes constantly. They 
had a grand Christmas. She saw EMMA 
Martin one day. and Emma reports 

that Moselle Palmer is working like 

a dog at the University of Florida on 
her M.A. A letter from Moselle bears 
this out. She says. "The time we spent 
sitting in the library as undergraduates 
is just a taste of what I do these days 
— I stay all day. ' 

Marilyn Simpson Williams dears 

up my misunderstanding about her job. 
Ren is writirg his Ph.D. in English at 
X'anderbilt University in Nashville. 
Tenn.. and doing his research at the 
Alabama State Archives in Montgomery. 
Marilyn is the one working at the Air 
University Library on the reference staff. 
Marilyn says that little Julie is such fun 
now. Flo Talmadge LANDWEHR and 
Joe are proud parents of a boy. Clark 
son. born April 19. 1955. Congratula- 
tions. Flo and Joe! Top drawer infor- 



mation from Harriett Vreeland Rey- 
NEN! Harriett Bayle was born October 5, 
1955. weighing 6'/> pounds. They call 
her Hollie to keep the family straight. 

MARciAREI Wilson Wood wrote too 
late for the last news, so I will report 
now. She says Lyt is 4 and Douglas, 2, 
and two boys leave little time for out- 
side activities, but she manages to be 
chairman of a circle and works with 
the hospital auxiliary. Jimmy has been 
in practice in Charlottesville over a year 
and they are so pleased they stayed there. 

JOANN Mitchell GRIER has moved to 
408 Pennsylvania Avenue in Salisbury, 
Md. Wc are planning a get together soon. 

A newsy note on a Christmas card 
from Frances Koblegard HarCUS re- 
lates that "as of June 22. 1955. we arc 
very proud parents of a son — Sinclair 
John, Jr." Carolyn HaydeN married 
Jack Staten Blalock on October 30, 
1954, but we have no address or infor- 
mation except that. Best wishes to NANCY' 
KiRCHNER who was married to William 
Alexander Eliason on January 21. 1956, 
at 4:00 at the Sixth Presbyterian Church 
in Washington, D, C, They are living 
in Dallas, Texas. 

"Dee" Caldwell CUNNINGHAM has a 
daughter, Diane Michele, born on June 
19, 1955, at New London, Conn, Bob's 
class graduated from the officers school 
for submarines there in December, so he 
is now a Lt. j.g. They hoped to spend 
Christmas at Bobs home in Wichita 
Falls. Tex., enroute to his assignment 
after graduation. 

JANE Reynolds WILSON and her hus- 
band have been at Ft. Bliss since they re- 
turned from Okinawa in 1952, D. S. is 
working with Guided Missiles and in- 
structing in the school. He expects to go 
to the advanced artillery school at Ft. 
Sill. Okla. this summer. Jane says that 
sons Walter. ^ Vz . and Bradford. 2. arc 
nice companions for each other now. 
Jane has talked to PENNIE West COV- 
INGTON and Bess Plaxco SMITH recent- 
ly. Bess recently moved to Florida. She 
also reports that NANCY Finch PlERSON 
now lives at Ft. Benning. Georgia, and 
has a daughter. LOUISE Rhett PERRY also 
has a daughter and the Perrys live in 
Charleston now as he is out of the Navy. 

It was nice to hear from SHIRLEY 
Dcak TABB after a long silence. Her 
husband. Knox, is with the Coca Cola 
Company and they move fairly often, 
but now live in Miami and like it. Their 
little boy. Zolly. is 2. They visited in 
Dothan. Ala.. with JEAN Farmer 

Stephenson who has a little boy, 

Charles, age 4. ALICE Hunter PATTER- 
SON lives in Dublin. Ga.. and has two 
boys. Tom and Hunter. 

ELLEN Schwartz is excited over a 
European Tour she plans for her sum- 
mer vacation from teaching. She will 
visit many countries, and then return 



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to Paris for a thrce-wcck stay. Her news 
items of other girls arc: JOAN MeRTZ 
has returned from a trip by air to 
Europe: and FRANCES Jessee RuST has 
a baby. Stuart, born the first of January. 
We caught JEAN Shepherd BURKS 
after much moving about. She has a 
home in Atlanta now with husband. Bill, 
and two children, Gray. 3K'. and Susan. 
1 . When Bill was released from the 
Marine Corps in 195 2. they moved to 
Richmond. Then his Company sent them 
to Columbia. S. C. This was nice be 
cause she saw ANITA Thee GRAHAM. 
Annie Pressley BLENCOWE and "MOT" 
Needham MAINWARING, and they had 
their first home, picket fence and all. 
Next move was Atlanta where she sees 

Merry Key Ellington. '47. often. 

VirgiNA Smith MASSEY'S letter was 
so interesting, too. She and Bill were 
married in August, 195 2, and they lived 
at Ponte Vedra Beach a while. In July 
1954 little Billy was born, and in 
December of that year they moved into 
their new home in Jacksonville. Their 
daughter. Laura Ann. was born Novem- 
ber 18. 1955. Ginger manages to have 
many outside activities too. She sends a 
news item about ClARA JANE Burroughs 
McFARLIN — Clara now lives in EI 
Dorado. Ark., with her Ph.D. husband 
and her daughter, who was born Feb- 
ruary 10, 1956. Congratulations. Clara, 
and thank you Ginger. 

When Helen Meredith left M.B.C.. 
she went to East Tennessee State Col- 
lege where she graduated in 1950. Then 
she taught school near Johnson City for 
nearly 4 years. On January 29. 1955. 
she married Pete Sheffield and now they 
have a beautiful baby girl. Sandra Leigh. 
Helen is hoping she will be an M.B.C. 
girl. too. 

Congratulations to MARY SUE Coch- 
enour FOWLKES who has a son born 
September 20. 1955. He is William 
Hyde. IIL 

June Lee Hale transferred to Rollins 
College in Winter Park. Fla.. upon leav- 
ing us. and there met Alan. They mar- 
ried September 8. 1951. A year later 
Alan's father died and he became presi- 
dent of the insurance company which his 
dad had started 40 years before. Then 
Alan. Jr.. was born on December 12, 
1952. June hears from her roommate, 
Helen Smith BREDER, who lives in 
New Jersey and has a daughter. June is 
quite pleased that Chicago finally has a 
Mary Baldwin Alumnae Club. Their 
president is MIRIAM Buckles HELMEN. 
'47. and among the small group are 
CYNTHIA Belts JOHNSON. '49. and 

Johanna Westley Lucas. They had 
a luncheon recently with President and 
Mrs. McKenzie. which everyone enjoyed. 
Louise Harwell FANJOY spent two 
weeks in January with sister Mary Lois 
who lives in Northfield. 111., while Jack 



was attending the furniture market in 
Chicago. She had a wonderful vacation 
— even went ice skating. She and Jack 
were asked to model in a furniture pic- 
ture for the October issue of Better 
Homes and Gardens Magazine — watch 
for it girls! 

■Virginia Kane Wilson and Jack live 

in Excelsior, Minn., and he commutes to 
Minneapolis. They have two little girls. 
Carolyn, 3, and Julie, 19 months. Her 
home is on Lake Minnetonka where it 
is delightful during the summer. 

EMMA Wingate HAWN and Dick live 
in Erie. Pa., where he works for Gen- 
eral Electric and she is "only a house- 
wife." They expect to be there perma- 
nently and perhaps have a grape farm 
nearby where the countryside is so lovely. 
Emma also reports that BONNIE Bland 
Cromwell has a baby son. Bland, who 
is 15 months old. MARIAN Jones BrAT- 
TON has a third son. born in February. 
Hannah Todd is in medical school at 
the University of Rochester and loves it. 
She has a job m the muscular dystrophy 
clinic on several afternoons giving muscle 
rests, and between that and her regular 
work, she's kept pretty busy. She spent 
last summer in Europe again — this time 
leading a bicycle trip through Scandana- 
via and the British Isles for the Canad- 
ian Youth Hostel Association. 

Additional news from the Alumnae 
Office: From Western College for Women. 
Oxford, Ohio, we received a news release 
indicating that Margaret Barrier has been 
promoted from Instructor in Sociology 
to Assistant Professor. Congratulations, 
Margaret ! 

1951 

Class Secretary: Pat Hoxhall Jaco- 
WAY, (Mrs. John), 3201st A. F. Hospital, 
Eglin AFB, Fla. 

I'm sure each one of you would try 
to take my job from me as secretary of 
the class if you realized how much fun 
it has been these last few weeks hearing 
from so many of you. 

Lynn DAZET married John Lipsey 
of Brookhaven, Miss., last July. John 
is a senior in medical school at Tulane, 
and Lynn works as a secretary foA the 
Freeport Oil Company. She said she hated 
to miss our reunion but about that time 
she and John would be getting settled 
wherever he will be interning next year 
— maybe in San Francisco or at Ohio 
State. MARTHA Hebron RUSSELL and 
Richard are still enjoying farming in 
Jonestown, Miss. I hear that they have 
two beautiful daughters. DiANE Pretty- 
man DeWALL and Dick are living in 
Minneapolis where he is in his third year 
of a surgery fellowship at the University 
of Minnesota. Their little girl, Elizabeth 
Barclay, is 18 months old and is called 
Beth. 

Joan Buff Chiles reported a son. 



Robert W. Chiles. Jr. (Robby) , born 
October 1 . Donna is 4 now. PATTY 
Andrew GOODSON and Royden have 
moved into the new home they built in 
Warwick. 'Va. They also are proud of a 
son. Royden III, born September 5. Patty 
says he is almost as big as "little Patty." 
June Grace Holt Hall sent the pre- 
cious picture of her three which you see 
in the Bulletin. Her husband. Dr. Frank 
Hall, practices dentistry in Memphis. 
They have built a lovely home there. 
June said that JUNE Beasley MANN and 
Lonn have a new baby girl. Louise, and 
their other daughter June is two now. 

DOTTIE Bridges ADAMS is living in 
Roanoke where Frank works with Double 
Envelope. She said she is looking for- 
ward to our reunion. NANCY Kunkle 
Carey's husband Henry was discharged 
from the Air Force in September, and 
they are enjoying being back in Staunton 
where he is with the Savings and Loan. 

In December. SALLIE SMITH married 
Roy Haslem. They were married in San 
Antonio, and before the wedding, Agnes 
Clegg TRIESCHMANN gave a luncheon 
for Sallie and invited all the girls from 
our class who arc living in San Antonio. 
What fun they must have had! Roy is 
from Wellsville, Utah, and is in law 
school at the University of Utah in Salt 
Lake City now, 

JANE Turner CHANCE wrote that she 
and Bill have been married five years and 
have a daughter, Patrice, 4, and a son 
Scott, 1. Bill teaches music in the public 
system in Norfolk and is choir director 
at a Baptist Church. Jane said that 
MARIANN McElhinney BOGGS, '50 and 
George have a new baby girl, Carolyn, 
born in November. They live in Denver. 

MARGIE Johnson McCARTER and 
Jack have moved into a new home in 
Dallas. Before they moved, they lived 
next door to BETTY Berger FULGHAM 
and Rawles who have a little girl. Emily 
Ann. aged 2. Margie has a boy, Jackie, 
2, and a girl, Bettie Rose, 1. She said 
they already enjoy playing together. Jack 
travels a lot so they have gotten to see 
lots of their MBC friends who live in 
Texas. 

Did you see the cute picture of Kevin 
Burton? Well, he belongs to our class 
too. His proud parents are NANCY Bur- 
ton LINEHAN and Joe. Kevin is almost 
2 now. Near the Burtons are living 
Elizabeth Yeatman YAREMOHUK and 
Johnny. They have two children. Karen 
Elizabeth. 4. and John David. 2. The 
Yaremohuk's have bought a new home 
in Fairfax, 'Va. 

Donna Davis BRO'WNE and Leland 
are having an interesting experience. Since 
last July they have been stationed on 
Guam. Their little girl. Kathy, is 2 years 
old. 

Also in the overseas department arc 

Betty Ann Williams Bradford and 



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Alumnae Sons and Daughters 




1. Charlie, son of Kay BaiUii Barry. 'Ti'l. S. Kevin, son of Xaii y liurtan Linelian. ■">!. 

2. Walt, son of Flossie WimlKrhi Ilelliniicr. "o^. !). Walter and Hrailfonl. sons of Jane Reynolds 
■i. .Ju.Iu M<i)iro': ileCabe. '4:1. witii Barbara ami Wilson. "50. 

■■Jazzy." 10. Barbara and Gary, children of Peggy Foster 

4. (iiuiiy and Bobby, uhildre:! of Betty .Johnston Ba- Woodson. "-45. 

shore', '52. 11. Walter, Mary Battle, and Bob. ehildren of Mary 

5. Lynn, daughter of Fat Johnstone Smith, '43. Barley Higgins, '43. 

ti. Carol and Pati, daughters of Pat Johnstone Smith, 12. Billy, son of Virginia Smith Massey. "".(). 

'43. 13. Kay, Garland, and Bruee, ehildren of Pam Biirn- 

7. Snsan Joan, daughter of Pat Johnstone Smith, '43. side Gray, "48. 



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Ralph. Betty Ann said she "wouldn't 
take a million dollars for the time they've 
spent over there." They have made trips 
to Paris. Vienna, and all over Germany 
where they are stationed. They plan to 
see as many countries as possible before 
they leave. Betty Anne said their little 
girl. Beth, is growing so much and looks 
just like Ralph. They expect to be over- 
seas until probably the fall of 1957. 

Another of our lucky classmates en- 
joying Europe with her husband is LOR- 
RAINE Weller DALBY. She and Al are 
stationed at Ulm, Germany. They have 
traveled at every opportunity and have 
been to Amsterdam, London, Paris. Italy, 
Switzerland, and most of western Ger- 
many. 

ANNE Markley HARRITY dropped a 
card to announce the arrival of Kim 
Elizabeth, born July 19. Patricia Anne 
is now 4. 

Polly Silling Simmons is teaching 

fourth grade at V.S.D.B.. and her hus- 
band. Marion, has a church in Mt. Solon. 
I imagine she will be at our reunion as 
she is so close to Staunton. 

PAGE Wilson KELLY brought me up 
to date on her activities for the last few 
years. After his graduation from Texas 
ABM. Page and Jim spent two years 
in the Army at Ft. Benning. Now they 
have a lovely new home in San Antonio 
where Jim is a broker in the insurance 
business. They have two children, Rebecca 
Anne, 3yi. and James Jr.. 1^. 

Patsy Brown SCHLICK and Joe live 
in Yeadon. Pa., which is a suburb of 
Philadelphia. According to Patsy, they 
are "rabid collectors of antiques. " and 
even took a trip to New England just to 
look. Patsy said that JoAN Larrick RuLE 
and Bill have two darling little girls, 
Jann, 3, and Sally, a baby. 

MITZI Vick Shaw and Dick are build- 
ing a new home. Their daughter Janet 
is five and Bruce is two. 

G'NNY Marsh TAYLOR reports that she 
and Jimmy are "country folks" now. In 
September they moved to a 7 -room brick 
farmhouse between Staunton and AMA 
where Jimmy teaches and coaches. She 
said it is a comfortable house and has all 
sorts of "possibilities." 

MARGARET Fritsche JACOB and John 
have a new home in Alexandria. Va. 
John practices law in Washington. They 
arc thrilled about their baby boy. John 
Brevard. Jr.. who was eight weeks old 
v/hcn Margaret wrote in February. 

When I was home at Christmas. I 
saw A. B. POTTS and CHARLOTTE 
Jackson LUNSFORD. Charlotte and Lew 
are still living in Madison, Wis., where 
Lew is a resident in internal medicine. 
We all spent a wonderful evening when 
Fay WHIPPLE came through Memphis 
on her way back to Georgia after a visit 
with her sister in Kansas. Fay is living in 
Dublin, Ga.. now. 



Lilian Bedinger TAYLOR and PATSY 
WILSON visited together in January. Lil 
said they had a grand time "talking in- 
cessantly." Lil and Arnold went to the 
evening service at Washington Cathedral 
in January, when the MBC Glee Club 
furnished the music. Lil reports it was 
excellent. The Taylors have bought a 
restored row house right on Capitol Hill! 

I know we all wish BETTY Fink 
SCHILLING and Dick lots of luck and 
happiness. Dick was discharged from the 
Navy in February and began general prac- 
tice in Clarendon Hills, a suburb of 
Chicago. STACIE CAUL is in Frankfurt, 
Germany, where she is teaching in a 
school for children of Army personnel. 

I have looked forward all year to our 
5 th reunion and now it's almost here. 
This list of those who are coming was 
made up in February, so I'm sure there 
are others who have decided to go by 
this time. Those planning to come are: 
PATTY Andrew GOODSON, D O T T I E 
Bridges ADAMS. NANCY Kunkle CAREY, 
BIDLEY Evans ROBINSON, ELIZABETH 
Yeatman YAREMOHUK, NANCY Burton 
LINEHAN. BETSY Bearer SUTTON, PATSY 
WILSON, PATSY Brown SCHLICK, BETTY 
STALL, GINNY Marsh TAYLOR, BETTY 
Choate MATTHEWS, MARTY Frierson 
HALLETT, LiL Bedinger TAYLOR, JEAN 
ATKINSON, Charlotte Jackson LUNS- 
FORD, MARIETTA Barnes EPES, and 

Betty Harwood Coplan. 

I'll see you at the reunion! 
Pat 

1952 

Class Secretary: Flossie Wimberly 
Hellinger, (Mrs. Frank R.), 2128 Cor- 
nell Road, Cleveland 6, Ohio. 

Annie B. Brown and James Neely 
Peacock. Jr., were married on January 
14th in Albany. Ga. Neely is a lawyer 
— and a good one too, says Annie B. 
Three other marriages are these: BETTY 
SCOTT was married on October 29 to 
Kenneth LeGrand Jones from New Can- 
ton. Va. They are living in Arvonia, 
Va.: BiLLIE SMITH'S new name is Mrs. 
Donald C. Towlen; and EMILY 
MITCHELL is Mrs. Dan Scott William- 
son. 

Anne Toole COTTINGHAM and family 
have just bought a "wonderful new 
home." Anne sees LAURA Hillhouse CAD- 
WALLADER and PATSY MURPHEY quite 
a bit. She also wrote that NANCY Wi7e- 
mon Thompson has a daughter, Angela. 

Jeanne Arnold Guilford has a son 
born last July and his name is Jon 
Arnold. Can you imagine acquiring a 
house and a baby both within 12 hoursi' 
Well, it happened to JOAN Huuheson 
PoULNOT and husband Edwin, for their 
daughter. Dale, and the house arrived 
Sept. 10th. PATTY Mann BURR'S son. 



Richard Engle, arrived October 16th. 
KAY Bailey BARRY just "happened" to 
mention that Charles Bennett. Jr. was 
now nearly a year old. She tells us that 
MARY Camming JOHNSON has a little 
boy. too. 

Elizabeth Marie, better known as Lib- 
by. age 1, is the star of the Wise house- 
hold: that is, Margaret Ann Curry 
Wise and Charley's home. NiPPY Wat- 
son SCOTT and Stan have a little boy, 
Stuart, age 6 months. Nippy says they 
also have another baby — a year-old Great 
Dane named "Mac." EVIE Chapman 
Creel and John are now settled in Bir- 
mingham, and their latest addition ar- 
rived last summer, a precious daughter, 
named Lyn. We have another Texas con- 
frere in Jo Poston BARTON, for she and 
her family recently moved to Houston. 
Quite incidental of course is the fact that 
they have a son, John Poston, born last 
August. 

DOTTIE Smith PURSE and family are 
out of the Navy and living in El Paso. 
Their second daughter, Paula, was born 
last summer. Daughter Mary is now near- 
ly 3 years old. Dottie wrote that CONNIE 
Detrick LAM.MONS has a little boy, Frank 
Harrison, born in October and that KAT 
Hatley YOUNG and E.P. have, in addi- 
tion to their 2 boys, a girl named Mary 
Kathryn. She was born November 7. 
Meg Cordon MANNING and husband 
Frank are busy with daughter Karen, 3 
yrs. and son Gordon, 1 J^ yrs. — plus 2 
boxers! Meg writes that BETTY Floyd 
GRIFFING'S son John Earl was born last 
summer in Germany. BETTY Johnston 
BASHORE wrote a nice letter about her 
doings. Betty has a little girl, Ginny, age 
4 and a 1 -year-old son, Bobby. Betty 
wrote that they hope to start an Alumnae 
Club this spring in Philadelphia. BETTY 
Cwallney SCHUTTE says that plans are 
being made for an alumnae group in 
Winchester. Betty's son Chip is now 1 yi 
years old and keeps her busy. We're try- 
ing to get an Alumnae Club started here 
in Cleveland. We have four members to 

start with MARY CAROL CRESWELL. 

'54. May Jack Thornton McCaviTT, 
MARY Wilson, and myself. 

It is with deep regret that I tell you 
of the death of PAT Macon REID'S hus- 
band. Roger. From the news I have just 
received. I understand that he was killed 
Sept. 4. 1954. while on a tour of duty 
with the Navy in Japan. Our deepest 
sympathy and thoughts are with you, 
Pat. 

Kitzingen. Germany, is the home of 
JANE Thurmond GREGORY and Charles. 
Charles Colemon. III. arrived last May. 
Jane's mother wrote a nice note telling 
me that she had forwarded my card to 
Jane, and I do appreciate her help. 
Frances Morton Sumner and family 
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day now. Daughter Jenny is a genuine 
"four gaited" baby now and walking 
everywhere. ANN Greer McKELLAR 
writes that her husband is stationed at 
Gooscbay. Labrador, so she is teaching 
3rd grade in Texas. Teaching school and 
keeping house are filling DiANE Truett 
Robert's time. Husband Al will go into 
the Service in July after completing a 
year of residency training. Diane says 
that Mickey Foil OvMEN has a son, 

Lou Breedlooe KETTLE just had an 
exciting trip to Richmond where she 
visited PATSY DeHardit HlCKS. Lou also 
saw Jean Amory WORNAM, ANN 

PAULETT, Betsy Booth, and Elsie 
Nelrns NASH. Lou attends the University 
of Houston as well as taking care of Big 
John, Little John, 3, and Marcia Lou, 
4. That they have just built a new home 
and moved in recently is JESSICA Gilliam 
CLAUSSEN'S news. Jessica also wrote 

that Julia Budwell Barbara, husband 

Jack, and daughter Mary spent a week 
end with them in January. BETSY BOOTH 
wrote a long letter chock full o' news. 
Elsie Nelms Nash's son was born 
December 12th and is named Charles 
Monroe; and MAG McLaughlin GROVE 
was in Richmond on a short visit recent- 
ly. Mag and Jim are at Keswick, Va., 
with her family while Jim looks over 
business prospects. Betsy also said that 
PAT Cavin KING has a baby — write us 
more about that. Pat. Betsy and Ann 
Paulett are sharing an apartment in Rich- 
mond where they are teaching. PEGGY 
Huhey BUCK and husband Bill have an- 
nounced the birth of their daughter on 
January 30th. 

We have a celebrity in our midst — 
PAT Young. I had a wonderful letter 
from Pat and just wish that I could print 
all of it. Last year Pat was the ingenue 
of the Margo Jones Theatre '55 Com- 
pany in Dallas and now she is in N. Y. 
City doing some photographic modeling 
and television work. Pat says that she has 
been on several live shows including 
"Omnibus, " "Studio One," and 'Hit 
Parade." You must keep us informed 
of your work, Pat, for it all sounds so 
exciting!!! MARE STANFORD is a Proba- 
tion Counselor in Judge Gilliam's famous 
Juvenile Court in Denver. DOTn' Snod- 
grass GOLDSBOROUGH writes that her 
and Les' pride and joy is daughter Carol, 
now 2'A. The HAMERS — that is. LYNN, 
Fred and Chuck, age 1. are in Richmond 
where Fred is a junior at the dental 
school. This June NANCY Jones LEES 
husband Ed graduates from medical school 
and then Ed will begin his internship. 
Joy Chapoton RAMSEY is in the same 
situation as Nancy, for her husband 
graduates in June also and will begin his 
internship in July. Now, you gals let us 
know where you go. 

PAT CASEY is now a full-fledged 
medical technologist and is working at 



Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. 
Pat was lucky enough to visit M.B.C. 
last summer: and recently Mr. Daffin was 
in Dallas for a week, so Pat has been 
keeping up with the College. The alum- 
nae had a meeting for Mr. DafTin so that 
he could meet prospective students. ENNIE 
Cnthn EASON recently attended an alum- 
nae meeting in Raleigh. Ennie's daughter, 
Kathy. is now 1 year old and husband. 
Miller, is working on his degree in Civil 
Engineering. CARLINE Lobitz SHEP- 
PERD says that she and Bill are both 
fine and enjoying their new house. The 
BRADLEYS — Janet Russell and Kip — 
have returned to the Toms River. N. J., 
area where Kip is with a Real Estate 
and Travel Agency. Her address is Look- 
out St., Beachwood, N. J. 

Our plans here in Cleveland are most 
indefinite. Frank has received his appoint- 
ment here for a surgery residency begin- 
ning in July but the Army is breathing 
down our necks. Consequently, I am 
passing on the job of class secretary to 
Betsy Booth. There is just no telling 
when or where the Army will call us. 
However, I really do want to thank you 
all for your wonderful cooperation for 
I couldn't have survived without you. 
Thanks a million!!!! And I know that 
you will give Betsy the same grand sup- 
port that you have given me. 

News received in the Alumnae Office: 
Ruth Ann Worth PUCKETT writes that 
husband Roscoe is working on the sports 
staff of the Richmond Times Dispatch. 
Look for his by-line. They have a son, 
Ben, who was born last summer. 

Alice Ball is teaching in Midland, 
Tex. She is working toward becoming a 
guidance counselor. 

Irene Barry REILLY has a little 
daughter named Jennifer. 

Peggy Moore is working at M.LT. 
and thoroughly enjoying it. She is secre- 
tary to the Assistant Director of the Ford 
Foundation for International Study. 

Sincere sympathy to RUTH Harrison 
QUILLEN whose mother died in March. 

1953 

Class Secretar)- : M.-vrgaret G.\rrett, 
Mary Baldwin College. 

One of the nicest pieces of news is the 
arrival of Jane Jarrett Wingfield, young 
daughter of Dunk and DORIS Liddle 
Wingfield. Dunk and Doris have 
bought a new home in Richmond, (8503 
Holly Hill Road). 

From Johnson City. Tcnn., DOT Beals 
York writes that her free time is at a 
premium since she has the duo task of 
working and keeping house. 

Mail from the "Lone Star State' re- 
veals that NELLE McCants SMITH is 
teaching the third grade at Fort Hood 
and is really having a time with six 
Puerto Ricans who speak no English. 
However. Nelle adds, they are learning 



it — complete with a Southern drawl! 
Nelle's address: Mrs, John Gettys Smith, 
709 Atkinson Avenue, Killeen, Texas. 

In Pine BlulT, Ark., on October 20, 
NOI Peers and Charles Richard Doyle 
were married. The Doyles arc now living 
at 2 1 5 West Courtland, Apartment No. 
4, San Antonio, Tex. 

It was so nice to hear from PAULA 
Boedeker CLARK. Paula, husband John, 
and daughter Catherine Ann are residing 
at 11202 Northland Circle in Dallas, 
and Paula invites all M.B.C. people to 
call her when in Dallas. Paula says that 
BOBBIE LE MARE is working for the 
Aircoach Transport Inc. in San Francisco 
and that MiMI HlLL was married last 
fall to Joseph Howard Worrall, Jr. Mimi 
graduated from the University of Texas 
and her husband from Colgate. They are 
living in Honolulu, which sounds won- 
derful to me. 

Jean Chapman KOLLMANSPERGER 
has two daughters. Martha Jean born 
July 28, 1954, and Mary Katherine born 
September 14, 1955. Jean and her hus- 
band have now returned to their home 
in Chattanooga, Tenn., following his 
tour of duty in the Navy. He was con- 
nected with the Security Station in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Georgia Roberts Rhymes' wedding 

last fall proved to be a real Mary Bald- 
win reunion with A. B. POTTS, '51, 

Helen Blount, and Eva Pound on 

hand for the occasion. By the way. Eva, 
your job with a law firm in Columbus, 
Ga., sounds like an interesting one. 

A new address arrived from JANE Mc- 
Chesney CROWE. She and Carl moved 
to Fentress, Texas, last fall where they 
are farming and ranching. It was good 
to hear from SARAH Ham PiTTS (Mrs. 
A. W. Pitts, Jr., Pittsvicw, Ala.) and to 
learn that she has tifo children — a son 
three years old and a daughter who isn't 
quite one year. 

Another wedding of special interest is 
that of Jo Ann TH.\CKER and Norvell 
Winchell West of Roanoke. Va. They 
were married December 28 in Staunton. 

1954 

Class Seeretary : 1).\PHNE Brown RoB- 
ERT.SOX, (Mrs. William Lee), 7007-C Park 
Drive, War^viek, Va. 
Dear Class, 

It was wonderful to have answers from 
so many of you all this time. Please bear 
with any confused sentences, etc., in the 
news this time as today is Wedding Day. 
Bill and I will be married at 4:00 this 
afternoon in St. Paul's Church, and 
needless to say. I'm in a confused state! 
(Ed. note: The date was March 3.) 

Mary Louise McKee writes she is 
in Dahlgren, Va., working at the Naval 
Proving Ground. She does programming 
and coding for the Naval Ordnance Re- 
search Calculator. On the side she says 



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she plays the organ for the protestant 
chapel. Does anyone know where ANNE 
Doshec Read is living now ? Her letter 
was returned, so she and Tom may be 
back in this country. MARY "Wilkinson 
Bryan writes that she has two children, 
Tom, Jr., and Mark. She has been living 
at home, and Daddy Tom will be home 
from SHAPE headquarters in July. After 
that they will go to Milwaukee where 
Tom will work with the Allis-Chalmers 
Manufacturing Company. Mary wrote 
that Jean RatUff BURCH and Jack are 
still with the Air Force and are living in 
Germany. 

Carolyn White TISCHENOR and Mac 
are living at 2609 South Walter Reed 
Drive in Arlington. Va. Mac is in the 
Navy. Carolyn graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Texes, and she and Mac were 
married in June 1954. Their son was 
born July 27, 1955. Belated congratula- 
tions. Carolyn. 

ADDIE McLaughlin OURS sends won- 
derful news — they have a daughter. Mary 
Noble, born last September. Addie and 
George are living in Baltimore where he 
is stationed in the Army until April 
1957. Jay Caldwell was married on 
January 7 to Graham J. Ross and they 
are living in New York City. They 
honeymooned at Mont Tremblant Lodge, 
Quebec, Canada. 

BEDE BEASLEY is still teaching fourth 
grade and loves it. KiTTY McConnell 
HENNINGER writes that she and Gerry 
came back from Alaska last July. Gerry 
is going to East Tennessee State College 
now so Kitty and daughter Ginny Jean 
are living in Johnson City, Tennessee. 
MUSSER Watkins WARREN wrote a 
wonderfully long letter. She has two chil- 
dren. George III, and Mirle. She says 
they have bought a "nice big house with 
a little barn, a big garden every spring, 
and three bird dogs." George is busy 
practicing law, hunting, and keeping the 
fireplace full of logs. 

Joyce Fauvec SWANN and Harris are 
living in Blackstone where Harris is 
Assistant Manager of Farm Supply and 
Distribution for Southern States Corpora- 
tion. DONIA Craig DiCKERSON, I be- 
lieve, is living at home while Buford is 
stationed in Japan for 6 months. BETTY 
Biggadike SCROGGIN writes that she and 
Carroll are living on Helmwood Drive in 
Elizabcthtown. Ky.. while Carroll is 
stationed at Fort Knox. They expect to 
go to Germany in June for a year and 
a half. 

Docs anyone know anything of BAR- 
BARA Allen Owen? Her letter was re- 
turned again this time. VIRGINIA BATES 
was married on December 13th to Lt. 
James Joseph Hull, and her address is 
237 Magruder Wolters Village, Mineral 
Wells, Texas. PENNY Thomas REAGAN 
graduated from Wheaton College in June 
of 54, and son Kevin was born in 



December, Mike is stationed on a troop 
ship out of Alameda, Calif., and in and 
out of the States every month. Penny 
said she saw ELLIE Sine AMES in San 
Francisco before they sailed for Japan. 
Cookie Hunter MURRAY'S letter was 
full of news. Ken is in the Army now 
and Cookie was to join him in February. 

Johanna Paul and Judy Vann are 
still at Duke and like their work, from 
all reports. 

Virginia Eversole HERDMAN writes 
that she saw IDA Sumner WOOD, '54, 
in New Orleans: also SALLY' Lander 
STOFER, '5 6, and her mother. Sally's 
husband is a geologist. They have a baby 
a year younger than Gig's daughter 
Nancy. Joan Davenport HAYDON is still 
living in Columbus, Ga. Their second 
child, Richard, was born last summer, I 
believe. 

Ann Hadaway GREER and George 
have bought a house in Owensboro, Ky. 
The new address is 2426 South Cherokee 
Dr. Robin is nearly 1 6 months old now 
and the image of George, Ann says. 
BETTY GARRETT is working in Cincin- 
nati at the Cincinnati General Hospital. 
She and another girl opened the physical 
therapy department there. Her address is 
645 Crown Street, Cincinnati 6. 

I saw Jean Fear CLEMENTS in Jan- 
uary. She and Russ have a real pretty 
apartment in Alexandria. IRENE JOHN- 
SON writes that she spent three glorious 
months in Europe last summer. Besides 
teaching the sixth grade in Lexington, 
Va., she is taking graduate courses from 
the University of Virginia Extension 
School and working for her master's 
degree. 

Thanks to all of you who sent in 
news. Some of you still have never an- 
swered my letter, though. Don't be on 
my "Lost " list. 

Love, 

Daphne. 
1955 

Class Secretary: GwEN Cooper Wams- 
LEY, (Mrs. James S.), 302 N. New 
Street, Staunton, Va. 

Jean Martin PUCKETT, who was 
married in '5 2. has a 2-year-old daugh- 
ter, Jeanie, with blue eyes and blond curls. 
Husband Ralph is in the Army and they 
have lived in both Puerto Rico and 
Colombia, South America. Ralph, who is 
now helping to establish a Ranger School 
for the Colombian army, had to move 
into the jungles so Jean and daughter 
returned to the States and will be sepa- 
rated from him until June. She says these 
separations that are often necessary in the 
army are bad, but she loves the army life 
and is proud to be an army wife! RiCKI 
BRANHAM, who graduated from the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina last June, spent 
the summer traveling through Europe 
and Scandinavia. She says she has the 



"traveling bug." This summer she is 
planning a trip to South America. She 
has been working as a reservationist for 
Eastern Airlines since November 17th, 
and loves it ! She added that these trips 
were made more possible for her because 
of her job. Ricki also wrote that AMY 
MALOY became Mrs. Dick Lindsly on 
December 27. '55 in Dallas. They are 
living in Normand. Okla. Amy's mother 
sent me a clipping of the wedding, which 
must have been lovely. She accused Amy 
of being a terrible correspondent, but 
their phone bill — "Oh dear!" Amy's 
affiliations at the University of Oklahoma 
from which she graduated included; Delta 
Delta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappy 
Gamma Epsilon, and Sigma Delta Pi, and 
she received the Gimeno Award. 

MARGILI SYKES married Earle Bart- 
lett Griffey on November 21, '55, in 
Galveston. Margili said she is now learn- 
ing the waiting of a medical student's 
wife's life. They hope to live in Ann 
Arbor, Mich,, while husband Earle is 
interning. GALE CREWS was married 
November 26 to Hugh Andrew Gramley. 

MARGARET BOYD BERRY is teaching 
at Beverley Manor in Staunton. At pres- 
sent she has 35 second graders and loves 
her work. 

Ann Dixon Decker is living with 
her family in Belmont, N. C, now that 
her husband is stationed in Korea, the 
only place in the world she couldn't fol- 
low him, she says. He went into the 
Army in June '55 and they spent the 
summer at Fort Knox, Ky. 

ELIZABETH ("TOOTSIE") Thigpen 
Emmet is living in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 
until Dick gets his law degree in June. 
They have a little blond haired, blue-eyed 
son, Richard Thomas (Tommy) . "Toot- 
sie" sends us lots of news: ANN DAN- 
ZIGER has a wonderful job at the TV 
station in Montgomery. KatHERINE 
Tcawick THORNTON, husband Hugh, 
and son are living in Montgomery, as 
are CAROLINE Owens GRIFFEN, husband 
Dudley, and daughter. HELEN Hatch 
Means and husband Dick are in Cali- 
fornia. 

BETTY Johnston DARDEN is living in 
Boston, Mass., while husband Colgate is 
doing his doctorate work in physics. 
Betty has been studying ballet with a 
Russian lady who was with the "Ballet 
Russe." and with two dancers from the 
American School of Ballet in New York. 

Bee Belshee DUFF is living in Hot 
Springs, Va., while husband Gene is a 
State Trooper. After teaching last year, 
she decided to change her vocation and 
is now a secretary in the Promotion De- 
partment at the Homestead Hotel. 

Martha Richardson became the 
bride of Harry Elliott Allen, Jr., in 
October. One of her bridesmaids was 
Kitty Gracey CANNON, whose husband 
is out of the Navy and has a job with 



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Alumnae Sons and Daughters 




1. J^mniv Jane, Frank, and Vann. i-liilihcii of Fr 
Knight Weller, iS. 

2. Nanette, George, Jr., and Su/annc children o 
nie Milbicr Rishoprii', '4!i. 

:?. Charles, 111, Florrie Lou, and Davis, ehildr 
Martha Farmer Chapman, '41. 

4. David, son of Helen Richardson Prewitt, '4,^ 

5. Childi-en of JIarie I'lmer Wolfe, '41. 

6. Joan Elizabeth, Meredith Ellen, and Lmda, 
dren of Joan Diei-kniann Stein, T)]. 

7. Lillie Harirdl Williams, '41, with Laura, 
and Al. 

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anee-, S. .Martin Webb and Douglas, husliand and son of 

Ruth Hatvkins Webb, 43. 
f An- !). Ed, (more often called "Broneo") son of .Mary 

Jane Gray Hurley, '52. 
en of II). Susan, Van, and ^lary, ehiidren of Louise Vandi- 

I < re JIashburn, '42. 
'. 11. Riekie, Robbie, and Diane, ehiidren of Margaret 

Dian Yeakle, '42. 
ehil- 12. Craig, Jr., and Edward, ehiidren of Mary Lilly 

Bennett, '48. 
Gus \:i. June, Susan, and Frank, III, with their mother, 

June Grace Holt Hall, '51. 

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a cotton seed mill, according to Martha. 
She says he's really going places. Martha 
and Harry have a marvelous apartment 
in Birmingham and she is having the 
time of her life doing her own deco- 
rating. 

Dolly martin is now Mrs. James 
A. Harris, Jr. Her husband graduated 
from the University of South Carolina 
in June, '55. She received a B.A. in edu- 
cation with library science as her prefer- 
red subject. She is now working in Spar- 
tanburg as librarian at Jenkins Junior 
High School. Husband Jimmy is in the 
service and has been in Korea. 

I was just thrilled to hear from 

SHIRLEY ("Middy") Smith Jones 

whom I've been trying to locate since 
last fall. She and husband Buddy have 
two precious babies — Lynn, 9 months, 
and I5avid. almost 2. They have just 
built a brand new home in Pine Bluff 
and plan to move in about two months. 
She wants especially to give her love to 
■•PANNIE" DANZIGER, JANET HOLLEY 
and "Flip" BOSWELL, and to the whole 
Class of '55 her sincere hope that our 
lives have been as happy as hers. 

PRISCILLA MARKLEY is now Mrs. 
James David Cook and has a little girl, 
Elizabeth Campbell, born December 8th. 
She writes that CHARLOTTE STEPHENS 
graduated from S.M.U. last June and is 
now working in Dallas. GYPSY FLOYD 
has an extremely interesting job at West- 
ern State Hospital in Music Therapy, 
working at least eight hours a day di- 
recting choirs and group singing in the 
wards and teaching piano and organ. 
Outside her duties there she plays the 
organ at the Jewish temple, teaches pri- 
vate piano lessons, and plays for wed- 
dings. She decided her schedule wasn't 
quite full, so she just began taking 
piano lessons from Dr. Broman. BETSY 
Robinson HARRISON is probably at this 
very moment sipping orange juice on a 
Florida beach and soaking in the sun. 



She planted a flower garden — Betsy! — 
painted her entrance hall and now she 
and Ralph are all enthusiastic about buy- 
ing a 12-foot boat to go with the out- 
board motor they already have. She is 
not only the domestic, outdoor type 
since marriage, but quite the socialite. At 
a wive's luncheon the Secretary of the 
Navy came in to bid a good day and 
make a few complimentary remarks. She 
said he was nearly obscured by ribbons, 
gold lace, and the aides of the base. 

TOMMIE Hornbarger WRIGHT and 
MARY Hornbarger MUSTOE are eargerly 
awaiting the end of the school term for 
a summer vacation. Tommie plans to 
teach again next year in Crestview Ele- 
mentary School's seventh grade in Rich- 
mond. Fran HAFER has just recently 
returned from a long vacation "jaunt." 
Her stops included Miami, Texas, and 
the fabulous Mardi Gras in New Or- 
leans. She has resigned her job with her 
father, but plans to be employed again 
shortly, since this trip has made it neces- 
sary to replenish her income. MARGARET 
Neel Query writes she is enjoying her 
work at Duke very much. By June she 
will be through her course work and her 
thesis will be well under way. 

MARY Paul Ackiss Webb writes 
that husband Blair is leaving Georgia 
Baptist Hospital in July to take a resi- 
dency in otolaryngology at Bethesda 
Naval Hospital. 

MAGDALENA Garcia is teaching Eng- 
lish to high school juniors and seniors 
in a private school in Mexico. In the 
evenings she teaches a group of adults — 
mostly men — who, she says, are very 
eager to learn. She plans to complete 
her registration into the University of 
Mexico as soon as possible to get her 
Master's. She extends an invitation to all 
to come to see her and promises she'll 
find room no matter how many arrive 
any time. 

MARY "BARNEY" Barnes PrUITT and 



husband announce the arrival of a son, 
Henry Lowe, Jr.. who weighed at birth 
7 pounds 1 1 ounces. 

To quote LILLY Siwrill SMITH, 
"Scotland is the loveliest place I have 
ever seen." She says that one of their 
American friends over there knows 
ADDIE McLaughlin OURS, '54, and an- 
other one knows MARY IRWIN. 

1956-1957-1958 

Jane Perkins, '56, writes that she 

enjoyed reading about members of her 
class in the News Letter. Jane, who is 
at the University of Kentucky, is major- 
ing in Speech and Dramatics in the Col- 
lege of Education and plans to teach in 
Louisville next fall. Her activities on 
campus include serving as president of 
Chi Omega Sorority; Literary Editor of 
the yearbook, the Kentuckian; and pres- 
ident of the House Presidents' Council. 
In addition she is a member of Mortar 
Board, Guignol Theatre, Disciple Stu- 
dent Fellowship of the Christian Church, 
The League of Women "Voters, and the 
Student Union House Committee. 
BRIGITTE LEDERLIN, '56, was married 
on February 1 1 to Raoul Gerard Malard. 
Jean Robertson, '5 6, was married in 
February to John Marcus Lambert from 
Rocky River, Ohio, a suburb of Cleve- 
land. Both Jean and her husband arc 
studying business administration. Jean 
will receive her degree in August from 
the University of North Carolina and 
her husband will be graduated from the 
University of South Carolina. 

Margie McGEE, '57, was married on 
October 8, 1955, to Robert Dean 
Hutchison of Kilgore, Texas. Her hus- 
band is a graduate of Texas A and M, 
and before entering the Air Force, he 
was an engineer for Shell Oil Company. 
He will return to this work when he 
gets out of the service in June. 

PATSY LUND, '5 8, was married on 
December 21 to Ensign Carl Everette 
Oates. They arc living at Pensacola, Fla. 



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Mary Camilla Wcbh Davis (Mrs. C. W.), '88, died 
at her home in Stovall, N. C, on November 20, 1955. 
Mrs. Davis was a fellow in the Institute of American 
Genealogj' and was a heraldic artist of note. She is 

survi\-('(l liy two sons and three daughters. 

Cora Steele Libby (Mrs. A. S.), '89, died December 
31, 1955, in Mooresville, N. C. Mrs. Libby had been 
a teacher at Oglethorpe University in Georgia and at 
Converse College in South Carolina. At Converse she 
had held the Chair of Mathematics for about 17 years. 

Marie Briggs Timmons has written us of the death 
of her mother, Eva Harriet Potts Briggs (Mrs. 
George S.), '90. 

Mary McCulloch, '95, died on December 21, 1955, 
at her home in Point Pleasant, W. Va. She was the 
sister of Charlotte McCulloch Steenbergen, also of 
the Class of '95. Mrs. Steenbergen recalls for us that 
Miss McCulloch, during her second year at Augusta 
Female Seminary, won not only a music medal but 
also medals in Senior French and Senior Latin. Miss 
McCuUocli took her Master's degree at New York 
University. For forty-three years she taught English 
and was head of the department in the high school at 
Point Pleasant. She was active in church work, hav- 
ing served as teacher in the Sunday School for fifty 
years, and was active in club work including the DAJR, 
University Women, and the Literary Club, the oldest 
federated club in West Virginia. When she retired 
in 19-18, the whole town joined to honor her in "Miss 
Mary Day." 

Fannie Smith Kinney Murray- (Mrs. Dunbar), '96, 
mother of Fannie Murray, '19, died in April. 

Annie Laltiie McChord Williams, '98, died on 
October 20, 1955. Mrs. Williams is survived by her 
husband. Dr. William Harrison Williams, pastor of 
the Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church of Charlotte, 



N. C, and two sons, Dr. McChord Williams, a surgeon 
in Charlotte, and Dr. William Harrison Williams, Jr., 
who is in general practice in Rock Hill, S. C. 

Maggie Bell h'olhr l-idjuxsnx, '9'J, widow of Colo- 
nel Warren S. Robinson, died on January 25, 1956. 
"Miss Maggie Bell," as she was known in the Fort 
Defiance neighborhood, had taken a very active part 
in the work of Augusta Stone Church, of which she 
had been a member for 71 years. She either directed 
the choir or played the piano or organ for the church 
service and Sunday school for 64 years, and she taught 
a Sunday school class for 40 years. She was past presi- 
dent not only of the local Mary Baldwin Alumnae 
Association but also of the National Alumnae Associa- 
tion. Those of you who attended the Alumnae Lunch- 
eon in 1953 will remember that Mrs. Robinson recited 
to the group a delightful poem she had written, de- 
scribing the Mary Baldwin of her days and paying 
tribute to ^liss Mary Julia Baldwin. 

Virginia Waddell May Drummond, "01, wife of the 
late Charles M. Drummond, a prominent attorney in 
Spartanburg, S. C, died in January. Her daughter, 
Kitty Driimmonel Bridgefobth (Mrs. Baskerville), 
'34, lives in Williamsltiirg, Virginia. 

Elizabeth Stickley Young (Mrs. William Newton), 
"02, died on February 1. Mrs. Young was a member 
of Loch Willow Presbyterian Church, Churehville, 
Va., and was active in the work of this church. She 
was also a member of the Churehville Woman's Club. 
^Irs. Young is survived by three daughters and three 
sons. One of her daughters is an alumna, Eliz^vbeth 
Young Jennings, '34. 

Xanola Gillespie Peery (Mrs. Ritchie), '02, died 
in January. 

Jean Dunninyton Smith (Mrs. Rockwell Emerson), 
"06, of Henderson, Ky., died on July 4, 1954. 



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Friday, June 1 

11 :00 a.m. — Meeting of Board of Directors of the 
Alumnae A.ssociation 

7:00 p.m. — Board Dinner 



Saturday, Alumnae Day, June 2 

9:00-11:00 a.m. — Reg-istration, Alumnae Office 

11 :00 a.m. — Annual Meeting- of Alumnae 

Association, Activities Building 

1 :00 p.m. — Luncheon, College Dining Room 
(Price, $1.25) 

4:00 p.m. — Class Day and Pageant 

7 :00 p.m. — Reunion Dinners (Places to 
be announced) 

To Returning Alumnae: 



Sunday, June 3 

9 :00 a.m. — Honor Society Breakfast 
11 :00 a.m. — Baccalaureate Sermon — 
The Rev. John H. Grey 
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church 
Williamsburg, Virginia 
3:00-5:00 p.m. — Garden Party, Rose Terrace 
8 :00 p.m. — Glee Club Vesper Program 
First Presbyterian Church 

Monday, June 4 

10 :00 a.m. — Commencement Exercises — 
King Auditorium 
Address — Virgilia Peterson 

(Mrs. Gouverneur Paulding) 
of New Yoi'k City. Radio and 
television personage and noted 
lecturer 

Reunion Classes 

1906 — 1931 — 1936 
1946 — 1951 — 1955 



A limited number of rooms, at a nominal fee of -i^LSO per person per night, will be avail- 
able for alumnae in the dormitories. Reservations must be made bj^ mail by May 25. PRIORITY 
WILL BE GIVEN TO REUNION CLASS MEMBERS, IN ORDER OP RESERVATION. 
Rooms will be ready for occupancy Friday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. If necessary, we will make 
every effort to secure accommodations off campus. 

If you wish to take your meals in the college dining room, it will be possible for you to 
do so, with the exception of the noon meal on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in the 
Alumnae Office: lireakfast, 25c ; lunch (other than Alumnae Luncheon), 50c ; and dinner, $1.00.